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#HighFiveFriday Feature: Dr. Robert S. Harvey

Please join me in celebrating today’s #HighFiveFriday feature: Dr. Robert S. Harvey.

Dr. Harvey is an educator, minister, writer, public speaker and community leader. He serves as the superintendent of East Harlem Scholars Academies and Chief Academic Officer of ETHP, a community-based network of public charter schools in New York City. Dr. Harvey is committed to lifelong learning. He holds a doctorate in leadership, culture and society from Memphis Theological Seminary, a master of theological studies from Harvard University and a bachelor of arts from Bryant University.

Dr. Harvey’s poignant and prolific writings challenge educators to continuously improve by remaining curious about what’s in the best interest of children. His vision for education inspires. He invites teachers and administrators to consistently “go and see” the classrooms’ current state and curriculum with one critical question in mind: “How are the children?” In his most recent book, Abolitionist Leadership in Schools, Dr. Harvey uses strategic planning to guide school leaders to design and develop approaches to demonstrate respect for students, families, staff and communities in crisis.

In his recent blog, Dr. Harvey demonstrates that Lean is not limited to manufacturing. He explains the need for educators to revisit the way they think and act as they “approach the task of cultivating classrooms and leading schools amidst the intersecting crises plaguing our nation.” Dr. Harvey’s pursuit of excellence in education is driven by curiosity (go see, ask why), respect for people and the desire to continuously improve children’s well-being.

To learn more about Dr. Harvey’s essential work in educating the youth, connect with him on LinkedIn. Also, please join me in celebrating Dr. Harvey by sharing kudos in the comments or by recognizing an impactful educator within your network.

Happy #HighFiveFriday Dr. Harvey! You totally ROCK!

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