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To all of the children who continue to inspire me to work diligently on their
behalf, especially children of color, children learning English, and children
from low-income communities who need the most leadership from as many
grown-ups as possible.
To Luis, Holly Elissa, and Janet, who have introduced me to a rich spec-
trum of ideas and practices around leaders and leadership and how much we
all have to contribute to the profession.
To our fantastic Redleaf team: Kyra Ostendorf for accepting my “permis-
sion to nag” with much grace and diplomacy and David Heath for “herding
cats” to get us all together to keep us focused on the vision.
To my family and friends, who have provided me with countless stories
to share about what leadership in the making looks like.
Many thanks to you all.
Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan
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