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Q & A with Monica Higgins: How leaders can nurture change

By Suzanne Bouffard
February 2019
Vol. 40 No. 1
Monica Higgins is the Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where her research and teaching focus on leadership development and organizational change. Drawing on a background that combines organizational behavior, business, and education, she works with senior education leaders engaged in large-scale change. She runs HGSE’s Scaling for Impact initiative and previously co-led the Public Education Leadership Project. She served as an appointee for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan from 2009 to 2016, has taught in leadership programs for The Broad Foundation and New Leaders for New Schools, and was a professor at Harvard Business School for 11 years. Q: Learning is a process of change, whether we’re talking about students developing knowledge, administrators restructuring a

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