Student Stories

Alumni of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program have a powerful bond that comes from their shared experience in a cohort-based program, one that is deeply rooted in the core values of equity and excellence.

Below are links to interviews with some of these Danforth leaders. They work at different school levels and are at various stages in their careers, but they are united by their Danforth experience.

Duke TruongDuke Truong

Assistant Principal, Tillicum Middle School, Bellevue School District

“The internship was an integral part of the success of the program. Regardless of which course we were taking, we could find multiple components in the coursework that tied directly with our internships.”

Read Duke's story



Jennifer WileyJennifer Wiley

Principal, Franklin High School, Seattle School District

“Danforth helped me to operationalize my core values around democracy and social justice, which are also the core values of Danforth. The program gave me the tools organizationally and technically, but most importantly, it kindled the fierce fire in my belly for inclusion and justice and liberation through education.”

Read Jennifer's story



Mia WilliamsMia Williams

Principal, Aki Kurose Middle School, Seattle School District

“Danforth makes you dig deep within yourself, to really hone in on doing the thoughtful things that are going to push you as a leader.”

Read Mia's story