Taking a Step Back: Understanding NC's Changing Landscape ZSR Executive Director's Guest Column in the Philanthropy Journal

During my seven-year tenure as superintendent of Guilford County Schools, I was committed to listening to and learning from others. I listened to parents, teachers and students to understand what we could do in order to make our schools better for each child. Much of that listening and learning contributed to the development of the school district’s first-ever strategic plan, which through the work of many, resulted in notable student achievements, both academic and non-academic.

Today, I am privileged to work in a new role as the executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, where I continue to find that there is tremendous value in listening to and learning from individuals, groups and communities.

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