Doannie Tran, EdD
Doannie Tran taught middle school and high school science in both Oakland and Boston before leaving teaching to help launch the Massachusetts region of Teach For America in 2009. After completing his doctoral work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Doannie joined the leadership team of Boston Public Schools as Assistant Superintendent for Academics and Professional Learning. He led the inter-departmental team that worked with the Boston Teachers’ Union to develop the Essentials for Instructional Equity, the district’s vision for instruction that would close opportunity gaps. Before joining the team at the Center for Innovation in Education, Doannie served as the Assistant Superintendent for Innovative Programs for Fulton County, Georgia. He oversaw the design of innovative high school models, and also supported the development of the district’s professional learning strategy based on the implementation of PLCs. Currently, Doannie is the Partner for Liberatory Co-Creation at the Center for Innovation in Education where he focuses on family and community empowerment as a lever for systems change. Doannie is also co-founder of the Open Systems Institute, which develops the capacity of leaders to co-create and co-produce with communities.
Creating Open Education Systems
In-Person Session
Is your system “open” or “closed”? Closed systems keep families and communities at arms length, limiting their engagement and empowerment. Open classrooms, open schools and open districts engage in true partnership with key stakeholders to co-create policies and systems. In this session, community leaders and educators share techniques for co-creating with your community, in service of greater equity and liberation. We’ll share real examples and insights from implementation from the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education, a state-wide coalition that has partnered with the Commissioner of Education to reimagine the future of education in Kentucky.

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