Repositioning Educational Leadership

Practitioners Leading from an Inquiry Stance

Amy Maisterra, Author

Amy Maisterra is the Deputy Chancellor of the District of Columbia's Public Schools.  In this role, she leads the district's work to equitably align systems, resources, operations, and talent to best meet the needs of schools.  Most recently, Maisterra served in the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) as assistant superintendent of elementary, secondary, and specialized education. She joined OSSE to contribute to education reforms underway in the District of Columbia and has held several positions within the agency. Previously she had been an administrator in the School District of Philadelphia’s Division of Student Services, where she was responsible for implementing court-mandated special education program improvement. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from the Smith College School for Social Work, and her bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania.