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The inaugural class of the Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership in Wisconsin. Kourtney Bauswell is seated on the far left.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation had named Kourtney Bauswell, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy’s Dean of Curriculum & Instruction as part of the inaugural class of the Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership in Wisconsin. 

Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, honored Bauswell and Wisconsin’s first class of Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows at an event at MSOE University on Sept. 4, 2014.

“As a nation, we must do a better job preparing our future school and district leaders,” said Levine. “These Wisconsin MBA Fellows are not only committed to improving education and closing the achievement gap in Wisconsin, but they will be leaders in a new national movement to dramatically improve how we prepare educators.”

The program was launched in response to a growing need to better prepare school and district leaders for today’s challenges and opportunities. The MBA Fellowship program charts a new course in education leader preparation, blending clinical practice in schools with innovative business school coursework to ensure graduates have the knowledge, skills, and character to both lead and close achievement gaps between America’s lowest and highest performing schools and between the country’s top-performing schools and those around the world.

Bauswell joined MCA in 2013. She holds a B.A., political science and sociology  from Purdue University and M.Ed. in educational policy and leadership from Marquette University.

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