RAISE HER UP SUPPORTS WOMEN LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL
SCHOOLS WITH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
ADVOCACY, AND COMMUNITY.
We at Raise Her Up are committed to giving voice to the experiences of women along their leadership journeys. We believe we gain strength from sharing our stories, understanding that we are not alone and that change is possible. Through presentations, publications, and meaningful conversations with decision-makers about the need for gender equity in leadership, we can begin to close the gender gap.
As we share our challenges and celebrations with others, real themes emerge. While the stories are different, both emerging and veteran women leaders interact with issues of vulnerability, authenticity, self-awareness, boundaries, self-care, persistence, resilience, relationships, imposter syndrome, and courage... to name a few. The Raise Her Up community offers ways to share, grow and learn from one another.
Raise Her Up offers personal and professional learning for women leaders through publications, presentations, coaching and consulting. Raise Her up - the book - will be published by Solution Tree in March 2022, and we have been presenting at global conferences for educators and school leaders. In addition, we publish blog posts and articles on a regular basis offering research, resources, and exercises designed to support personal and professional growth.
Raise Her Up: Stories and Lessons From Women in International Educational Leadership will be published in March 2022 - perfectly timed for the US National Women's History Month, and International Women's Day.
From the book: "Because it is so complex and continually shifting, education requires constant and fearless leadership, regardless of gender. Raise Her Up comes from the idea that women themselves don’t often see a way in and as a society, we need to do better. Better for our young people, better for our future, better for women. Education for the future depends on amazing leaders, and amazing leadership comes in all shapes, sizes, and genders. After decades of struggling to break through the male-dominated upper echelons of leadership, it is time for change. Breaking through those boundaries is hard to do, but it is not impossible, and our future depends on it."
Dr. Debra Lane is a veteran educator with extensive experience across independent and public education, in the United States and abroad. Debra’s career includes 6 years in Executive Administration, 15 years in Principal/Assistant Principal roles, and 5 years teaching in K-12 schools as well as at the university level. Debra’s doctoral work on bullying prevention was transformative and she has served as a consultant around the world on bullying prevention as well as on instruction, school culture, technology, and equity. Today, Debra specializes in developing teachers and teacher leaders, and she works with educators and academic institutions to prepare future generations through purposeful learning.
Kimberly Cullen is an international educator of 24 years. As an American citizen born in Brazil then raised in Texas and Spain, Kim is an adult Third Culture Kid who understands the unique benefits and opportunities that come from having cross-cultural experiences during the developmental years. Kim spent the vast majority of her professional life in the same international school, where she held a variety of roles in education including Head of Development, Guidance and College Counselor, Dean of Students and High School Principal. Kim has an M.A. in Education from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and an M.S. from Capella University in Human Services/Counseling. She graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Religious Studies.