Practices Team Research Assistant
RoLesia Holman is a master’s student in the Technology, Innovation and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She holds a BS in Education from the University of Maryland and an MA in Educational Policy and Leadership from The Ohio State University. She is well-grounded in public education gained from over a decade of K-16 classroom teaching positions in the United States and abroad. Early in her career, she availed herself of the opportunity to serve as a Resident Director with the Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea program. This experience fueled her interest and curiosity regarding international education. Her love for travel inspired her to visit and/or live on five continents including North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Her passion for educational excellence for all children has led to positions and affiliations focused on equity and school reform. She served as a teacher, School Change Coach with the Center for Collaborative Education, Director of Small Schools Project with the Black Alliance for Educational Options, Program Manager for the California Office to Reform Education and other roles where she has been able to lead and influence the field of education. Since 2005, she has had varied experiences as the Proprietor of Sojourner Educational Services designing and facilitating seminars on equity-based professional learning communities, facilitating professional development and coaching for school leaders, teachers, parents and non-profit organizations.