Elizabeth Imende is a seasoned educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience in the field. As the founder and director of Advancing Educators, Elizabeth has a proven track record of supporting teachers and administrators in improving their practice. With a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University and an Ed.M. in Teaching & Learning from Harvard University, Elizabeth is licensed by Research for Better Teaching and has led over 2000 educators in workshops and school-based graduate courses.
Elizabeth does school-based training for administrators, boards, faculty, staff and students on diversity, equity, and inclusion; she also has a passion for advancing women in leadership positions. In her work, she helps schools and educational organizations to develop strategic plans that identify and capitalize on their unique differentiators and forward the school’s mission. She has worked with schools and organizations across the globe, including in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and East and Southern Africa, providing expert consultation on a range of educational topics such as curriculum design, instructional clarity, and the development of thinking skills and student leaders.
Currently, Elizabeth is a full-time senior administrator at a K-12 independent school in Los Angeles. Elizabeth is the incoming Executive Director of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) for 2024. Before taking up this role, Elizabeth will sit on the AISA Board Finance Committee.
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