As a servant leader, alumna Rahesha Harrison’s model of cultivating and developing leaders has elevated the academic and social profile of a New York education district.
Harrison was recently named the New York City Department of Education senior executive director for Leadership and Professional Learning. In this role, Harrison is responsible for facilitating the development, implementation and evaluation of leadership initiatives for senior leadership within the organization.
Most recently, Harrison served as a community superintendent for Brooklyn School District 16. Under her leadership, the district received accolades from New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and School Chancellor Richard Carranza for having the highest increase in student success in English, language arts and mathematics.