February 19, 2021 Speaker - Brad White

Speaker: Brad White '06, founder and executive director of Link Public Schools, an intentionally diverse secondary school community in Minneapolis centered on academic excellence and student passion and purpose

Brad White

"A new Twin Cities school with Luther flair and a distinct vision for diversity"

What can we expect next for Minnesota K-12 public education? Potentially the Page Amendment, Governor Walz's Due North Education Plan, and unfortunately, devastating inequalities for years whether either or both move forward. Luther alumnus Brad White is taking on one slice of this challenge as founder and executive director of Link Public Schools, a diverse-by-design public charter school network slated to open this fall in the Twin Cities. In this talk, Brad will share his story, Link's approach to schooling, and challenge us to reconsider what's possible in our education system.

Brad graduated from Luther in 2006 with majors in elementary education and Spanish. He taught elementary school for six years in Roseville, Minnesota and Tokyo, Japan. He then served as the founding school director of DSST: Byers Middle and High School, one of the highest-performing intentionally diverse public schools in Colorado and a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School lauded for progress in closing the achievement gap. Brad lives in Roseville with his creative wife, Rachael (Cahill) White '05, and their two caring and hilarious children.

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