Lisa DiGaudio

Lisa DiGaudio is the founding principal at New Dawn Charter High School and holds a PhD in leadership, policy and change Walden University. She also blogs for the Network of Independent Charter Schools.

Lisa served for 13 years in the classroom as a lead teacher, data coach and summer school leader. For the last six years Lisa has been an administrator and contributed to the New Dawn application charter. Lisa was a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves for 2015 and a Policy Fellow for 2016-2017.


Posted Jan. 25, 2017

Here’s How We Support the Schools Who Help the Kids Most at Risk

Did you know that students from low-income families are five times more likely to drop out of high school than…

By Lisa DiGaudio

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Posted Mar. 13, 2018

We Could Have More Black Teachers If We Removed These Barriers

There is a growing body of evidence that Black students perform better when they have a Black teacher. It is a problem, then, that only…

By Max Marchitello, Chad Aldeman

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Posted Mar. 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking Showed Us That Every Student Has Hidden Talents, Even Those With Profound Disabilities

Last night, I heard the news of Stephen Hawking’s passing. He and I had been corresponding these past few weeks and I knew he had…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Mar. 14, 2018

A Bullet Took My Student and I Want to Remember Him by Saving Other Lives

Take a moment and think back to when you were 12 years old. See life through the eyes of your 12-year-old self. What were you…

By Valerie Groth

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