Dia Bryant, Ph.D., is the Deputy Director and Chief Partnership Officer at The Education Trust–New York. She works closely with civil rights, business, and advocacy organizations to advance educational equity in the state of New York. Dr. Bryant previously served as the Special Assistant to the First Deputy Chancellor in the New York City Department of Education working on equity-focused instructional support to schools and system level strategy. She earned her doctorate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, studying the history of Black education in America and working as a teaching fellow in courses on the intersections of leadership and race. She worked as a fellow in the Data Wise project and Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES). Dia also facilitated professional learning for some of the country’s largest school systems with the Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard Business School. Before graduate school, Dr. Bryant founded and led Vista Academy in Brooklyn. Dia’s passion for equity in education came about when she discovered that math had answers when life did not - as a young child in Detroit, Michigan.
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