Reach out as you navigate transitions

By Learning Forward
February 2019
Vol. 40 No. 1
Transitions are familiar to Olivia Zepeda. From immigrating to the U.S. from Mexico at age 14, to serving as the first professional development director for her Arizona school district, to serving as an associate superintendent, Zepeda has navigated multiple changes. Change is an ongoing and often challenging reality for many educators. We invited Zepeda to share her insights about navigating career changes in education, the value of professional learning across transitions, and Learning Forward’s role in her life. Current role: Educational consultant Previous positions: Associate superintendent, curriculum director, professional development director, teacher Location: Yuma, Arizona Roles at Learning Forward: Academy graduate, Learning Forward board of trustees, Learning Forward Foundation board of directors How she got into education: I thought I was going to be a

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