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Zakiya Reid, Managing Director of Networks, Leading Educators

Zakiya Reid has dedicated her career to leveling the playing field for students in under-resourced communities. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an educator, administrator, and leadership coach in the Washington, D.C. area. Zakiya is currently the Managing Director of Networks for Leading Educators where she leads a team responsible for
partnering with school districts to design professional learning for school leaders and teachers.

Prior to her role with Leading Educators, Zakiya served as the Program Director of the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, an internationally renowned policy institute and think tank, where she designed and managed a leadership program for young people ages 16-20. She has also worked as a School Partnerships Coach with the Flamboyan Foundation and as a school administrator and teacher throughout the D.C. area.

Zakiya has earned leadership training certificates from Harvard Extension School and Georgetown University, a master’s degree in administration from Trinity College, a master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in survey methodology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tuskegee University.