Ensuring Equitable Voice During Covid-19

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Leaders of the district-university partnership of Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools and George Mason University discussed their response to COVID-19 that focused on transparency and iterative improvement to strengthen coherence, equity, and engagement with teachers, students, and families.

  • Dr. Regina Biggs, Associate Professor, Education Leadership, George Mason University
  • Dr. Mark Ginsberg, Provost and Executive Vice President, George Mason University
  • Ray Lonnett, Executive Principal Region 1, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Natasha Saunders, Middle School Language Arts Specialists, Instructional Services, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Dr. Farnoosh Shahrokhi, Associate Professor & Director for the Division of Education Leadership and Policy, George Mason University
  • Claire Silva, Manager, Project Support Coach, Instructional Services, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Dr. Samantha Viano, Assistant Professor, Education Leadership , George Mason University
  • Paige Whitlock, Secondary Language Arts Coordinator, Instructional Services, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Ash Vasudeva, Vice President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


This video is part of the Carnegie Foundation webinar series, Improvement Science in the Time of COVID-19, which explores how K–12 leaders and their partners have leveraged improvement-based thinking and practice to respond to the challenges of COVID-19, particularly those related to coherence, equity, and engagement.

Much thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this webinar series.