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Gnu Stories Podcast | Episode 8: Alumni Spotlight

In late November, David Ayala ’96 met with SSFS Head of School Rodney Glasgow and talked about his transformational experience at SSFS and his journey to the School Leader Lab.

((Note: This interview was originally published in the SSFS Alumni Quarterly e-Newsletter))


David Ayala is the Senior Director of Program at School Leader Lab, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that partners with schools to support their organizational capacity for school leader development. At the heart of School Leader Lab is its School Leader Cohort, a two-year program that, grounded in the principles of equity and local context, develops participants in instructional and adult leadership. As a Senior Director of Program, David designs and manages the School Leader Collective in Kansas City, drives instructional leadership work, leads school projects, and coaches.

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