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Level Up Tribes

Aug 16, 2019

What do you do when you’re a teacher with an entrepreneurial spirit? You open your own school like my guest today, Nia Ali, Founder of Vision Leadership Academy (VLA).

Nia Ali, an educator-activist is the founder of VLA, a private school that has revolutionized education. With over 20 years of educational experience, Nia has seen first-hand the grave effects of public education.

Get ready to learn on how she has dismantled the traditional culture of education and created a system of love, respect, structure, and high expectations in which students strive. She also uses a culturally competent curriculum, that she creates and writes herself.

Episode 14 show notes:

  • Nia explains her educational background and how her vision for VLA developed
  • The unchanged structure of our educational system that is still operating in an 1890 system for 21st century learners
  • Nia talks about the culture, behavior, and mindset of her future leaders
  • Nia explains the academy’s Youth and Adolescent Yoga and Mindful Education (YAY-ME) program, a restorative and/or trauma sensitive approach to yoga that is tailored to the needs of each student

So much more…tune in now!

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