April 29, 2022

Professor and Alumna Lisa Collins Named Carnegie Foundation Great Educator

The Great Educators series celebrates the invaluable contributions by educators of color, spotlighting diverse leaders in the education system who work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.

Lisa Collins Carnegie Foundation’s #CFGreatEducators series celebrates the invaluable contributions made by educators of color, spotlighting diverse leaders in the education system who work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.

Lisa Collins, EdD ’21, is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling and teaches in the doctoral program. Professor Collins has 27 years of experience in education, including both building and district-level leadership. Her consultation work and presentations have focused on wellness for equity, trauma awareness and response, and culturally responsive school leadership.

In the announcement, Carnegie Foundation posted the following:

We are back with our next #CFGreatEducator, Dr. Lisa Collins, owner and director of Education through Engagement, and an educational professional with over 25 years of experience helping schools strive for equity and Impact. Today we celebrate Dr Collins’ groundbreaking work in racial trauma healing and culturally responsive schooling and community practices. Learn more about Dr. Collin’s work and experiences in her TED Talk on racial healing and the critical role it can play in improving equitable spaces. https://cfdn.at/3MAW5oV

Our #improvementcommunity was honored to have Dr. Collins, Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, and Assistant Superintendent Olga Cobb present their work with the Culturally Responsive School Leadership Institute as a poster during the #CarnegieSummit2022. Their work with the Salem Keizer School District exemplifies #principlesofimprovement and how schools can build a foundation of equitable practices.

We thank Dr. Collins for her steadfast commitment to anti-racism work, and racial healing for students, and leaders alike. Check out Dr. Collins’ Podcast, “In Love and Light”: https://cfdn.at/37RG5QS