Celebrating LGBTQ+ Network Leaders Driving Change Through Policy

The diversity of this Network is what makes it strong.

This Pride Month we’re celebrating the work of some of many Network leaders who identify as LGBTQ+. Below leaders explain how their identity informs their approach to advocacy. Interested in sharing your voice or nominating a colleague to be featured during Pride Month? Reach out.

Please check back as we continue to add leaders in the coming days.

Evan Omerso, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Data Quality Campaign



Jake Custer, Senior Director of HR and Operations, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools



Jamie Eckstein, Senior Outreach Director, Educators for Excellence New York


Joshua Crosson, Executive Director, EdAllies



Kira Tookes, Director of Advocacy, Association of American Educators Foundation



Marcus Brandon, Executive Director, NorthCarolinaCAN



Natalie Tovani-Walchuk, Executive Director, GO Public Schools West Contra Costa & Sara Sandhu, Director of Communications, GO Public Schools

@SaraKSandhu1 & @GOPublicSchools

@NatalieTovani & @GOWCCSchools

Sabia Prescott, Policy Analyst, New America



Tom Greene, Vice President of Advocacy, Foundation for Excellence in Education



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