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March 30, 2018 Blog Fund Program

Q&A with Principal Naomi Nakayama

Principal Naomi Nakayama of Lyman A Budlong Elementary School is always looking to push her learning. We caught up with Naomi to learn more about “design thinking” - a process she learned through our Summer Design Program - and to see how it helps her push her student, her teachers and herself.

No Longer Underdogs


Principal Kristie Langbehn’s first year at Casals School of Excellence was anything but easy—26 first-year teachers, low reading scores and a teachers’ strike. Read more about Casals’ incredible transformation under Kristie’s leadership, and what she’s learned along the way.

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