Bonnie Lo

BonnieBonnie Lo’s journey in education leadership includes: elementary teacher in a Spanish bilingual district through a partnership focused on social justice with University of California, Los Angeles; school teacher turned principal in Bogotá, Colombia for 5 years in a PK-12 school; Instructional Reform Facilitator focused on shifting teacher practices to increase student learning; and principal in San Francisco public schools for 5 years, where she inspired her “Community of Life-long, Joyful Learners” to close the achievement gap. While serving as the Director of Principal Leadership in San Francisco public schools, her work with school leaders was girded in the principles of University of California, Berkeley’s Principal Leadership Institute, which is focused on equity in urban education. She has led networks of 25 schools in building their Instructional Leadership Teams, facilitated the leadership development for a cohort of 23 PK-12 administrators, and worked with central office and schools to design multi-tiered systems of supports across 64 elementary schools. As a Doctoral Candidate in Education Leadership at Harvard University, Bonnie believes in transforming PreK-12 education through the power of collaboration amongst all community stakeholders, and continues to deepen this work through applying the principles and practices of Data Wise in school systems.