Joining us on this episode of the Edufuturists podcast is Samantha Cohen. Samantha leads the Amercian University School of Education's doctoral studies in Washington DC. She is responsible for launching the inaugural, practitioner based program in education leadership and policy. Samantha started her career as a first grade teacher in Atlanta, working with students and families to build partnerships and future pathways.
In addition to teaching, Samantha has held various leadership positions. She’s worked as an instructional coach, district administrator, charter staff member, foundation leader, and served in adjunct roles in higher education at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University School of Education. The unifying elements across her career are teaching, building generational leadership, learning, and deepening her awareness of equity.