Please join us in welcoming Dr. Angela M. Ward as TransformEd’s first-ever Chief Program Officer. In this role, Dr. Ward will lead the redesign of TransformEd’s programmatic work with school systems to ensure that our approach to whole child development is inclusive, equitable, and actively antiracist.
Dr. Ward is a mother, wife, and internationally recognized antiracist educator with over 25 years of experience in education. She brings over a decade of experience with foundational equity work in Austin Independent School District, where she managed the district’s efforts on Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness and restorative practices. Dr. Ward’s own research focuses on the implications of the multiple relationships of education to culture, power, and society. Her work addresses issues of bias, bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, and racism to eliminate disproportionality and disparities across systems. Dr. Ward is a strong advocate for liberating workplaces and school spaces focused toward issues of equity, inclusiveness, and relationship building. For an eye into Dr. Ward’s work, see her recent column, “Equity isn’t just a word — it’s an action.”
What brings you joy & energy outside of work?
My family, junk food, reading, writing, learning, & exercise
What is your life’s motto?
To leave the world better than I found it.
Help people more, hassle people less.
Work smart not hard.
What is something an educator said to you or taught you that has stuck with you for years?
My mother was my first educator. She taught me to be impeccable with my word and live life to the fullest.
TransformEd is seeking a Director of Operations who will serve as the primary lead to manage and oversee the daily operations of the organization – from grant writing, to finances, to workplace culture and more. The Director of Operations will also collaborate with the Executive Director and colleagues to build and grow the organization’s communications, from developing a marketing strategy to increase the visibility of our work to overseeing bi-weekly newsletters.
The ideal candidate will be someone who is an exceptional communicator – both in writing and editing abilities and in their verbal communication with colleagues and partners. This person will be someone who is excited to use their project management skills to collaborate with others to build and sustain the organization. This person is committed to equity and antiracism in the workplace and understands how to translate those commitments into internal systems and practices. Learn more and apply.
TransformEd partners with districts to help develop a whole child strategy that ensures each student is supported by a robust set of systems and practices that foster whole child development and that drive towards equitable outcomes for all students.