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Women in Leadership: Education

Women in Leadership: Education

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Women in Leadership's third episode showcases three incredible women in the Education field who are making long-lasting and wide-reaching impacts by serving students whose needs aren't met with traditional teaching methods. WNIT is honored to share their stories.

Airs on On Wednesday, September 29th 2021 at 7:30pm on 34.1


Amanda Russell

Assistant Director of College and Workforce Readiness, South Bend Community School Corporation

While Amanda Russell may not have intended to end up working in Adult Education, her passion for helping others achieve their dreams by bettering themselves led her to the South Bend School District where she is the Assistant Director of College and Workforce Readiness. A common misconception is that the program is limited to helping adults achieve their High School Equivalency when, in reality, services include: adult literacy programs, trainings and certifications, teaching English as a second language, career coaching, and more.

Samantha Shank

Founder and CEO, LearnInColor.com

Samantha Shank took her own experiences as an “unsocialized homeschooler” and founded LearnInColor.com - a blog that has attracted over 5 million visitors and provides educational resources for both traditional and homeschooled students. By recognizing that a traditional public school education does not work for everyone coupled the lack of resources available to older home schoolers, Samantha was able to utilize her own creativity and fill the void.

Dalila Huerta

Restorative Justice & Cultural Equity Consultant, Cempaúchil Cultural Equity Work

Thanks to her experiences as a child, Dalila Huerta has become dedicated to restorative justice and founded her consulting company, Cempasúchil Cultural Equity Work. Dalila helps create an open dialogue for those who participate in her programs bring their voice, knowledge, and personal experiences to the conversation about restorative justice.