Director in Office of Transformation of Innovation nominated for prestigious award

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Director in the Office of Transformation of Innovation, Mohammed Choudhury has been nominated for the prestigious EPic Change Makers award! Sponsored by Education Pioneers, this award recognizes the work of the alumni “who are making a marked difference in improving equity and opportunity for historically underserved communities—low-income students and students of color, specifically.”

The top 10 semifinalists will be eligible to win one $10,000 Scott Morgan Award, or two $2,500 runner-up awards to help advance their leadership development of key initiatives at their organization.

As an integral leader for the Public School Choice initiative, Choudhury has led more than 10 teams successfully towards Transformation and Innovation school status. These schools range from Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham, a brand new K-8 STEAM school, to Martin Weiss Elementary School in the Carter Feeder, which has a adopted Leadership model, to the reopening of D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School, under a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics framework. Under Choudhury’s tutelage, Transformation and Innovation schools have gone on to be awarded nearly one million dollars in grant funds and services.

Prior to his current position, Choudhury has served within hybrid teacher leadership roles developing and operationalizing successful school turnaround and design initiatives and change-management efforts focused on de-tracking teaching and learning practices to accelerate student achievement within the Los Angeles Unified School District. He began his career in education as a middle school ESL, Social Studies, and Intervention Teacher in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Central Los Angeles.

To cast your vote for Mohammed, or to read more about the other finalists, click here. Voting will close August 24 and you may vote only once per day during the duration.

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