Rashidah Lopez Morgan
Rashidah Lopez Morgan is Principal consultant with Education First, an education policy and strategy consulting firm. She works with K-12 education leaders to create and implement organizational strategies and talent management solutions that help prepare students—and particularly students of color—for success in college, careers and life. She has worked with state and local education agencies across the country, as well as numerous national and regional philanthropic organizations.
Prior to Education First, Morgan worked for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where she led talent management and principal pipeline initiatives as Executive Director of Talent Management. She also spent a decade in the private sector where she worked at Wells Fargo, Microsoft, American Express and Accenture. Rashidah actively participates in community and professional organizations focused on improving the lives of children. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Charlotte Lab School Board of Directors and serves on the Community Investment Committee for Smart Start of Mecklenburg. She is also a member of Education Leaders of Color and National Black Child Development Institute-Charlotte. She has served as the School Leadership Team Chair and Vice Chair for Cotswold Elementary, Advisory Board Member for Citizen Schools North Carolina and Parent Advisory Board Member for First Presbyterian Child Development Center. She also completed Community Building Initiative’s Leadership Development Initiative and Race Matters for Juvenile Justice which are both initiatives in Charlotte focused on building the capacity of leaders to address issues of racial inequities and disparities. She recently became a Nexus Fellow, joining a network of non-profit, philanthropic, corporate, and civic leaders looking to address race and equity issues in their communities.
Rashidah obtained her BA in Psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, her MBA in Marketing/Strategy at University of Michigan Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her Master’s in Education from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems in Los Angeles, California.