Over the last 30 years, Kerry Lord has enjoyed an exciting career as a public educator. Kerry is the project manager for the annual Equity Institute, works with district leaders to address systemic inequities, coaches and mentors school leaders, and facilitates communities of practice designed to support school leaders. As an elementary teacher in San Francisco, Kerry worked with the Exploratorium Science Museum and the San Francisco Modern Art Museum to incorporate art and science inquiry into the school curriculum. During her 10 years in the Bay Area, Kerry taught elementary and middle school. As a school leader in Denver, Kerry served as a principal at the elementary level for 10 years, and then became the executive director at a K–12 Expeditionary Learning public school of choice. In 2009, Kerry was recognized by the Commissioner of Education for her school’s outstanding student growth. Kerry served as an instructor for the Residency Program for School Leaders where she served as a leadership coach and seminar facilitator. Kerry holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s in education from San Francisco State University.