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Yenetta Harper

Director, Office of Educator Effectiveness

Yenetta Harper's career in education began as an English teacher for the Hamilton City School District. After six years of teaching, she left Hamilton City schools and began her career in administration with the Cincinnati Public School district.  She began her administrative career as an assistant principal at the School of Performing Arts, she then became the first assistant principal at Clark Montessori. After three years as an assistant principal, Harper was chosen by the Local School Decision Making Committee to be the principal of Shroder Paideia High School, where she served for eight years. Harper was asked to join the Superintends Senior Leadership team for Cincinnati Public Schools as director of the Office of Innovation and later as the director of teacher and principal evaluation and development. After an 18-year career with Cincinnati Public Schools in 2019, Harper was named the director of the Office of Educator Effectiveness for the Ohio Department of Education. Her current role allows her to work in her passion supporting the students and Educators of Ohio.

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    Defining equity, teaching and leading with equity, making equity central to education - all of these are needs that educators at every level of education systems are working to do. Equity is at the center of Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning and in our organization's work to ensure access […]
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