Antonia Issa Lahera, Ed.D. has been an active member of the field of education since 1980. She has been a teacher in grades first through tenth, a staff developer and an administrator. Working under the highly successful urban superintendent Dr. Carl Cohn, Dr. Lahera led two very innovative programs. The first was a school for incoming ninth graders not promoted to their regular high school program, and the second a reconstituted school for students grades 4-8.
Currently Dr. Lahera is working in two areas of her passion. The first is university teaching in an urban-focused educational administration program, helping to prepare those who will lead urban schools. The second is working with 27 districts within Los Angeles County that have been targeted by the federal government as needing technical intervention and assistance. Moving change along, creating the conditions where everyone learns and excellence is the norm, and continuing the work at hand fills each and every day.
Dr. Lahera holds a doctorate in Urban Leadership from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council Staff Developers, National Council Teachers of English International Reading Association, and the Association California School Administrators. She believes in the Quaker saying, “Let your life speak.”
Antonia Issa Lahera