Magazine article The Learning Professional

New Trustees, New Leaders for Learning Forward Board

Magazine article The Learning Professional

New Trustees, New Leaders for Learning Forward Board

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Two new trustees have been elected to Learning Forward's board: Shawn Joseph, director of Metro Nashville Public Schools of Nashville, Tennessee, and Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Joseph and Robinson joined the board at the end of Learning Forward's Annual Conference in December.

In addition, the board named new leaders. Alan Ingram, education consultant of Midwest City, Oklahoma, assumed the office of president of the board, and Leigh Wall, superintendent of Santa Fe Independent School District in Santa Fe, Texas, became president-elect.

Scott Laurence is now past president. Other board members include: Valeria Brown, Steve Leigh Wall Cardwell, Sharon Contreras, and Monica Martinez. John Eyolfson, who served as board president in 2016, ended his term on the board.



Shawn Joseph is an experienced educator who has fought for excellence and equity for every student he has served in his more than 20-year career. Joseph has served as a teacher, principal, district administrator, deputy superintendent, and superintendent.

Before moving to Nashville, he was the head of teaching and learning in Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland. Before that, he was the superintendent of the Seaford County District in Seaford, Delaware.

He is also a published author and researcher, with articles in top peer-reviewed journals of education on topics like strategic planning and principal development. In 2012, Joseph published the book The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year: Creating Instructional Momentum. …

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