Spotlight on Dr. Lisa Grillo

Dr. Lisa Grillo Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Howard University. As a teacher, leader and scholar with over 25 years of experience in public education, Dr. Lisa Grillo currently serves as assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Howard University School of Education. Her research is currently focused on the experiences of Black and Latina women who lead in educational settings. Prior to this role, Lisa successfully led district and school level initiatives to improve student outcomes for diverse student populations in large urban and suburban school districts. As principal in the District of Columbia Public Schools, Lisa led her school community in earning Autonomous School Status, an award given to a select cohort of high-performing schools that allows for greater school-based autonomy in the areas of budgeting, instructional programming, and professional development.