Mary Kay is an experienced leader, educator, influencer, and equity practitioner with 20+ years in the field of education. She serves as the Managing Director for the Midwest Region of Leading Educators to improve their professional learning systems. In addition, she supports a local team in designing the Equity in Literacy Fellowship offered to Kent Country educators. This fellowship supports teachers in creating engaging literacy classrooms where diversity is valued. Before joining Leading Educators, Mary Kay held the roles of teacher, principal, instructional coach, and district consultant. Mary Kay also gained experience working at two other national non-profits, Partners in School Innovation and The Education Trust-Midwest. Mary Kay holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Aquinas College and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.