Keynote

Christina Grant - Assistant Superintendent of the Innovation and Opportunity Networks

As a first generation college graduate, Christina Grant recognizes that education is the key to success and social mobility. Christina got her start in education as a public school teacher in Harlem, NY. She has taught for over 5 years across various schools and school models in New York City.

These experiences served as the foundation for her life long passion and career in education. Christina is the past Executive Director of NYCAN, an education organization advocating for the needs of all students by reforming laws that range from funding for Early College, to Charter Schools facility funding. Most recently, Christina served as the founding Superintendent of the Great Oaks Foundation, a charter management organization that launches schools in communities of high need.

In this role, Christina supported and coached principals, managed professional development, monitored performance evaluations, and served as the external face for the organization. Christina holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from the Teachers College of Columbia University, and also holds degrees from Fordham University and Hofstra University.

Christina serves on the Board of Directors of Democracy Prep Endurance Middle School, the program committee for Youth Build Charter School of Philadelphia, the advisory board for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Board of Directors for Choice For All.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Links, Incorporated. As Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Intervention, Christina works to ensure that Philadelphia’s students have access to an excellent education, regardless of their zip code.

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