Dr. Dawn Love is a passionate leader who believes in providing all students with a quality education that equips them with the necessary tools to access well-deserved opportunities and experiences.
Before becoming an instructional leader, Dr. Love began her career teaching in Louisiana and Texas. Her first leadership role was as a master teacher in a high-impact school in Ascension Parish. After significant success, including an award from the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Love was promoted to administrator. During her tenure as a principal of a high-poverty and high-minority school, she focused on building teacher leaders and implementing strategic systems to increase the effectiveness of the school’s impact on the whole child. This passion for excellence with equity continued in her role as a district supervisor. Dr. Love served as a Secondary Supervisor before assuming the challenge of Supervisor of TAP (The Teacher and Student Advancement Program) and Teacher Development. In this position, she supported the instructional leaders (master teachers and mentor teachers) in the district’s twelve TAP schools, which had the highest percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Dr. Love led the district’s alternative certification program that recruited, trained, and hired new teachers to serve in schools with the greatest staffing need. She also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Organizational Development at the Louisiana Department of Education where she facilitated the state’s efforts to recruit, train, and retain high-quality personnel.
Dr. Love holds a bachelor’s degree in English education with a minor in history from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree from Southern University in educational leadership, and a Doctorate of Education from Southeastern University. She has also served as a presenter and facilitator at Harvard Graduate School’s Closing the Achievement Gap and School Turnaround Leaders Institute.