Lakisha Covert

Sr. Vice President, Program Implementation

Lakisha Covert has worked 20+ years as an educator. As the deputy chief, program implementation & delivery, she leads the strategic planning and execution of various UnboundEd programs and services. Lakisha taught grades K–5 for 11 years before becoming an academic dean and principal in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for 6 years. Specializing in school leadership and professional development, Lakisha’s certification in mentoring and coaching leaders contributed to her work with educational leaders across the country. Previously, Lakisha worked at New Leaders as regional leadership facilitator where she facilitated leadership sessions for three different leadership programs with a focus on leadership team development, school culture, equity, and instructional observation and supervision. She also coached first-year principals in Baltimore, MD. Throughout her career she has received recognition as teacher of the year in two different districts; the visionary educator award from Center City PCS in Washington, DC; and the effective educator award from Prince George’s County Public Schools. Her passion for equitable education stems from her background in urban education both personally and professionally. She also has a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, is a published author, and certified life coach.