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DSST's Leadership Development Team shines spotlight on rising stars at inaugural Leadership Pipeline Symposium

The Leadership Development Team at DSST hosted the Inaugural Leadership Pipeline Symposium on May 17 at The Source Hotel.

The night was dedicated to honoring the hard work of our Leadership Pathway Program members - our School Directors in Training (SDiT), Advanced Leader Cohort (ALC - for deans, directors of curriculum and instruction and school-based leaders), and Aspiring Leader Program (ALP - for teacher leaders).

We had a wonderful night hearing directly from program members about their leadership journeys over the past year. SDiTs gave a short speech, ALC members brought artifacts to represent their trajectory and ALP members completed reflective slides (Check out their great work here).  It was a wonderful evening overall, and we are so excited about the continued work and growth of all of our rising leaders!


  • SDiTs 22-23
    • Lauren Abuhadema, CV HS (mentor: Jenna Kalin)
    • Kiersten Ellefsen, AST MS (mentor: Becca Bloch)
    • Shannon Feeney, CV MS (mentor: Graham Wynings)*
    • Kendrick Friendly, GVR HS (mentor: Chase Sander)
    • Ian McIntire, Cole (mentor: Misha Hudak)*
    • Jen Rivera, CG MS (mentor: Jenny Trainer)
    • Nate Reaven, CG HS (mentor: Meghan Janci)*
    • Eva Rodrigues, GVR MS (mentor: Caroline Gaudiani)

  • ALC Members 22-23
    • Lindsay Agbalokwu, ASD, EMS*
    • Jacob Burdette, DCI, GVRHS*
    • Jimmy Cooley, Dean, CGMS*
    • Victoria Cruz, DCO, Cole*
    • Angelica Gibbs, DCI, CVHS
    • Natalie Graebe, DCI, ASTHS
    • Meg LaFarge, ASD, Cole
    • Jalen Love, Dean, CGHS
    • Joven Lusa, Dean, CVMS*
    • Eva Perez, ASD, EHS
    • Annika Pittman, DCI, ASTHS*
    • Lauren Reibstein, ASD, MTVHS*
    • McClellan Walcott, ASD, CGHS

  • ALP Members 22-23
    • Camilyn Coultas-Mckenney, EMS
    • Melissa Dubay, CVMS*
    • Nicholas Johnson, Byers
    • Marissa Kast, CGMS
    • Tim Nelson, Cole
    • Christina Olson, MTVMS
    • Kc Stresak, CGHS
*Denotes program members who will move to a new leadership role next year