Director of Equity and Family Engagement
Leona Smith-Vance provides leadership and advocacy through an equity lens to the Title I team, family and school partnerships, and the Fairfax County Public Schools equity and cultural responsive team. A team that provides division-wide professional development on cultural proficiency, culturally responsive teaching, and bias. Smith, joined Fairfax County Public Schools in August of 2004 as a classroom teacher. Since then, she has held several positions within Fairfax County Public Schools to include school-based technology specialists, assistant principal, and most recently principal of Forest Edge ES.
Preparing educators for school closings and a new learning environmentIn this uncertain time and with new school system closings being announced daily, Learning Forward is bringing together experts from practice, research, and policy to discuss the impact on educators and students and to offer potential resources, insights, and ideas for continuing the strong teaching and learning that our members […]