Dr. Arria Coburn is the Executive Director of School Leadership in Hartford, Connecticut. She is entering her eighteenth year in education. Prior to her current role, she was a special education teacher, an assistant principal, and principal at the Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts. During her time as principal, the school received the Magnet School of the Year award and a special recognition from the state of Massachusetts for increasing proficiency levels in math and english. Dr. Coburn earned her doctorate from Northeastern University in 2021 and completed two fellowships during the 2020-2021 school year, one with the Massachusetts Department of Education and another with Students at the Center. Her work is deeply rooted in leveraging student voice, creating equitable outcomes for all students, and encouraging conversation around race and equity in education.