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Samantha Cohen Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Education

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BA, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania EdLD, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Samantha co-leads Flamboyan Foundation’s effective family engagement program. In her role, she works to support and facilitate the effective family engagement team to design and implement strategic programming that impacts teachers, students, and families in DC and beyond. She started her career as a first grade teacher in Atlanta, a fitting role considering that she defines education as the bedrock on which everyone can build their own personal and professional path. Samantha believes education ought to unlock potential, rather than serve as a gatekeeper. In addition to teaching, Samantha has held many leadership positions. She’s worked as an instructional coach, district administrator, charter staff member, and served in adjunct roles in higher education. The unifying element across her career is teaching, building generational leadership, learning, and deepening her awareness of equity. Samantha is the proud mom of her two year old son, Julian. The challenge of being the mom of a toddler and being a new mom in general, is teaching Samantha to continually remain in learning mode.
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