DR. AYANNA L. GORE
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ayanna L. Gore's passions lie within mindset coaching, classroom management, curriculum/instructional development and diversity, equity and inclusion within the school system. She graduated with her doctorate in Educational Leadership at DePaul University Chicago focusing on leadership development and curriculum studies. Her research, at DePaul, was titled,“Am I a Systemic Iniquity Interrupter? Understanding the Influence of Critical Race Educating Through the Narratives of Alternative Ed. Black Educators.” Gore focuses on providing support to educators with a cultural competency lens by providing professional development to instructors and school leaders around curriculum design, relationship building, and management all in tandem with a DEI lens. After being selected to be a fellow of New Schools for Chicago, Gore led turnaround efforts in 2016 which successfully moved her school from off of the Chicago Public Schools warning list. After leaving Chicago, she served as a school leader and Executive Director of Summit Sierra High School in Seattle from 2018-2021 where her leadership focused on developing anti-racist leadership within students. Currently, her consulting business is working to support the reimagining of the African American Studies framework with OSPI for the state of Washington. She is now the Vice President of Selection at Teach For America working on creating equitable selection systems within the organization and CEO/Founder of Gorejus Incorporated which consults and coaches schools and individuals focused on health, wellness, and leading anti-racist lives.