Dr. Femi Skanes

Dr. Femi Skanes is a passionate leader who believes that all students should have access to a quality and equitable education. Dr. Skanes has served in many capacities including classroom teacher, literacy coach, reading department chair, assistant principal, and principal. With almost ten years of experience has a high school principal, Dr. Skanes is well known for her commitment to revitalizing schools by fostering positive community relationships. Some recent accomplishments include serving as a 2016 Cahn Distinguished Principal Fellow and currently serving as an advisor to new fellows. Beyond being a principal, she finds joy in presenting and delivery keynote addresses to encourage, empower, and promote academic success and equity for all students. Dr. Skanes has been recognized by Chicago Public Schools as a leading expert on high school MTSS practices. Many of the tools that Dr. Skanes has developed are used as exemplars for other CPS high schools. In addition to serving as a passionate principal, Dr. Skanes is the founder of Leadership EDGE, LLC. Leadership EDGE, LLC believes that leadership is a lifestyle, equity is essential, and parenting is the promise.

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