Qiana Patterson

CEO, New Global Citizens

Los Angeles, California

Qiana Patterson is chief executive officer of New Global Citizens. As a former teacher, middle school administrator and education technology company manager, she brings a unique perspective of working with students, teachers and private industry innovators to nurture global citizens both inside and outside of the classroom.

Prior to joining New Global Citizens, Qiana was the chief operations officer of Edlio, Inc., a Los Angeles based educational software platform provider. In that role, she interacted with teachers, school administrators, software developers and business development professionals to find custom content management solutions for K-12 schools and districts.

Qiana holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Washington.

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Posted July 7, 2015

Want Our Kids to Be Globally Competitive? Teach Them to Think Globally

If we expect students to compete against their peers around the world, we have to provide them with an education…

By Qiana Patterson

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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