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Danforth Educational Leadership Program

Alumni Stories

Alumni of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program have a powerful bond that comes from their shared experience in a cohort-based program, one that is deeply rooted in the core values of equity and excellence.

Below are links to interviews with some of these Danforth leaders. They work at different school levels and are at various stages in their careers, but they are united by their Danforth experience.

Ra'Jeanna Conerly

Principal, Lakeland Elementary School, Federal Way Public Schools

"[The program] has really increased my confidence in what I’m capable of – knowing that I have the skills, knowledge and expertise to guide teachers and to guide a building in the right direction to serve children and their families in the best possible way."

Read Ra'Jeanna's story

Duke TruongDuke Truong

Assistant Principal, Tillicum Middle School, Bellevue School District

“The internship was an integral part of the success of the program. Regardless of which course we were taking, we could find multiple components in the coursework that tied directly with our internships.”

Read Duke's story

Mia WilliamsMia Williams

Principal, Aki Kurose Middle School, Seattle School District

“Danforth makes you dig deep within yourself, to really hone in on doing the thoughtful things that are going to push you as a leader.”

Read Mia's story