Tyra Mariani, President & Chief Operating Officer, New America

March 2, 2020 @ 6:30PM — 8:00PM

Distinguished Speaker Series

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The fourth event in the Washington Latin 2019-2020 Distinguished Speaker Series features Tyra Mariani, President and COO of New America, a new kind of think and action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum.The organization is dedicated to renewing America by continuing the quest to realize our nation’s highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create. Ms. Mariani has worked to bring about meaningful K-12 education reform in a range of leadership positions. Before joining New America, she served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education and Deputy Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of Education under the Obama Administration. She previously worked for New Leaders, a national organization that prepares education leaders to deliver breakthrough results in high-need schools, in post-Katrina New Orleans. She has also served as the Budget Director for Chicago Public Schools overseeing their $5 billion budget. She has an MBA from Stanford, a BA from Howard University, and was a Broad Fellow. Ms. Mariani will discuss the state of public education reform efforts in DC and nationally.

This event is free and open to students, educators, parents, community members and leaders.