Over the last 28 years, Kerry Lord has enjoyed an exciting career as a public educator. As an elementary teacher in San Francisco, Kerry worked with the Exploratorium Science Museum and the San Francisco Modern Art Museum to incorporate art and science inquiry into the school curriculum. During her 10 years in the Bay Area, Kerry taught elementary and middle school and began her Administrative career as an Assistant Principal at the Middle level. As a school leader in Denver, Kerry served as a principal at the elementary level for 10 years, and then became the Executive Director at a K-12 Expeditionary Learning public school of choice. In 2009 Kerry was recognized by the Commissioner of Education for her school’s outstanding student growth. She was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to sit on the High School Graduation Guidelines Council, and contracted by the Colorado Department of Education to review school improvement plans for the alternative high schools in Denver. Kerry holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, a Master’s in Education from San Francisco State University, and is an instructor for the Residency Program for School Leaders. Kerry is the project manager for the annual Equity Institute, works with district leaders to address systemic inequities, coaches and mentors school leaders, and facilitates communities of practice designed to support school leaders.