KnowledgeWorks Announces 2022-23 “Leading Change” Community Fellows

October 5, 2022

By: Emily Smith

Since 2020, KnowledgeWorks has facilitated the Leading Change Community Fellowship, a program focused on creating a national educator-driven community of support for those leading personalized learning transformation. As a result of this fellowship, the Leading Change PLC was formed – a free national network just for educators working to create more equitable, personalized learning environments for each student.

I’m excited to introduce the 2022-23 Leading Change Community Fellows, who will build upon the work of the 2021-22 fellowship and bring educators together through the Leading Change PLC.

Meet the 2022-23 Leading Change Community Fellows

Danae Acker
Digital Integration Specialist
Anderson School District Five
Anderson, South Carolina

Bibi Frazine
Director of Educational Technology and LMS
Yuma Union High School District
Yuma, Arizona

Cherith Harris
Instructional Coach
McCormick Middle School
McCormick, South Carolina

Natalie Johnson
Secondary Teacher
Monument Valley High School
Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah

Chad Miller
Ohio Personalized Learning Specialist
Ohio Valley Educational Service Center and Athens Meigs Educational Service Center
Cambridge, Ohio

Cathy Morgan
Ohio Personalized Learning Specialist
Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Zanesville, Ohio

Dina Wecker
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Entheos Academy Charter School
Salt Lake City, Utah

In their role as Leading Change Community Fellows, these educators will work together and with KnowledgeWorks to:

  1. Design and facilitate inclusive opportunities to learn and share new ideas and resources with fellow educators who are leading personalized learning transformation, advocating for systems change and building the capacity of others.
  2. Create safe spaces for educators to learn about and examine diversity, inclusion, equity and justice as they advance personalized learning practices and policies.
  3. Determine areas of focus for the Leading Change PLC’s online discussions, meetups and other peer-to-peer learning opportunities based on educator needs and current events/challenges.
  4. Develop and implement strategies to grow, equip and engage an educator community that is racially/ethnically diverse and ensures everyone feels welcome and supported.
  5. Advise on the long-term growth and direction of the community.


Emily Smith
Director of Network Advancement

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