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Alum & School Principal Dr. Lisa M. Edwards on the Educational Administration MA

Published May 7, 2020

With the June 1 application deadline coming up quickly, Dr. Lisa M. Edwards (Educational Administration '15) Principal, Century Academy for Excellence, Inglewood, shares her experience of the Educational Administration master's program.

Dr. Lisa M. Edwards
Dr. Lisa M. Edwards

"Having previously co-founded and directed a charter high school in South L.A. (2008-2011), this program provided me with much-needed, invaluable training and information in multiple leadership areas including curriculum & instruction, HR, employee relations, finance and operations, and successful implementation of transformational strategies. As a result of the EDAD program, today, as principal, I am empowered with a wealth of tools, strategies and information to ensure collaborative, democratic, and highly effective leadership and decision-making.  I enjoyed so many things about the EDAD program, but I especially enjoyed the education law class [as] well as reading Crucial Conversations with Professor "Sparkle" Peterson. I learned so much from both of these classes, and I find myself referencing things learned in class almost on a daily basis."