Mary Rice-Boothe, EdD, has more than 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, principal coach, curriculum designer, and equity officer. She currently serves as an executive director of curriculum development and equity at The Leadership Academy, a national nonprofit organization. In this role, she oversees the organization’s internal and external equity strategy. She is also the lead designer for the organization’s instructional tools and resources. Her book, Leading Within Systems of Inequity in Education: A Liberation Guide for Leaders of Color will be published by ASCD in April 2023.
Mary began her career in education as a high school English teacher in East Harlem. She is a certified Courageous Conversations About Race Affiliate and a certified Facilitative Leadership Trainer. She sits on the board of Marathon Kids. Mary holds a BA in Metropolitan Studies from New York University, an MA in English and English Education from the City College of New York, and a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of Southern California. She lives in Round Rock, Texas, with her mom, husband, daughter, and son.
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