Dr. Tiffany Anderson to speak at YWCA Network Luncheon on October 12
Dr. Anderson will speak about the “Vision of Topeka Public Schools.” The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. with Dr. Anderson speaking from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling the YWCA at 785-233-1750 ext. 200. Cost of the luncheon is $10 for YWCA members and $12 for nonmembers. The YWCA is located at 225 W 12th St, Topeka, KS 66612. Additional parking is available in the south part of the Breakthrough House lot on Van Buren.
Dr. Tiffany Anderson, a Kansas resident for many years, has been a public school educator for 23 years and the majority of that time has been as a superintendent. She has improved achievement and closed achievement gaps in rural, urban and in suburban public school districts. After successfully serving as an assistant superintendent in the 23,000 Rockwood School District in St. Louis County which is accredited with distinction, Dr. Anderson began her role as the first female and first African American superintendent in Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia, a district that served 23 schools in 4 different localities. During her tenure, the district moved from having 7 schools accredited to having all schools accredited under her leadership.
Dr. Anderson’s publications include her book, Closing the Achievement Gap and her book Transforming Schools for Excellence along with several articles on high performing school cultures published in local and national magazines and newspapers. Dr. Anderson earned her undergraduate degree, and later her doctorate, from Saint Louis University in 2001. In 2016, Dr. Anderson received her second doctorate, the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Eden Theological Seminary for her service to the community and society.
Dr. Anderson is also adjunct faculty for ASCD (Association for Schools and Curriculum Development) and she serves on their 9 member national poverty cadre which trains districts across the nation. Dr. Anderson has also served as an adjunct professor in school and community relations at Radford University in Virginia, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-Kansas City and University of Missouri-St. Louis in educational policy studies.