Dr. Jamila Dugan

Jamila Dugan (she/her/hers) is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and author. She began her career as a teacher in Washington, D.C., successfully supporting her school to implement an International Baccalaureate program. After being nominated for Teacher of the Year, she later served as a coach for new teachers in Oakland, California. As a school administrator, Jamila championed equity-centered student services, parent empowerment, and co-led the development of the first public Mandarin immersion middle school in the Bay Area. Jamila currently serves as an equity-centered leadership development coach across all sectors including nonprofits, public school districts, charter networks, and parochial and private schools. She is an avid supporter of dual-language learning, serving on the boards of Independence Charter Spanish Immersion School in Philadelphia and Parents of African American Students Studying Chinese. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Fresno State University, a master's degree in early childhood education from George Mason University, and a doctorate in education leadership for equity from University of California, Berkeley.