Principal, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
Oak Park, Illinois
LeeAndra Khan works as a middle school principal in Oak Park, Illinois and formerly spent 10 years in three Chicago high schools as a principal, assistant principal and math teacher. Before beginning her journey into education, she spent 10 years as a civil engineer designing roads, highways, gas stations and bridge inspections.
LeeAndra is the mom of one son and the daughter of a retired Chicago police officer. She recently delivered a TEDx Talk on teacher voice and leadership beyond the classroom, where she tells a story about how a school culture transformed through more teacher influence.