Gene Pinkard serves as Director, K-12 Leadership for the Aspen Institute's Education & Society Program, leading practice-facing work, including urban district networks of superintendents and c-suite leaders as they deepen their learning and refine their improvement strategies. Gene has spearheaded Ed & Society’s national advances on school leadership, school climate, and social-emotional and academic development that has been featured in Ed Week, NASSP, NAESP, among others. Previously, Gene was Chief of School Design and Continuous Improvement at DC Public Schools, where he led innovation, school improvement, portfolio planning, and equity programs. Gene’s career has continuously prioritized equity initiatives and responsive instruction for black and brown students in urban communities.
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