Principal and Co-FounderCompany: Equity Journey Partners
Role: Session Presenter
2022 Conference Session:
Power and Privilege: Successfully Navigating a Corporate-School District Partnership
Regis Anne Shields, principal and co-founder of Equity Journey Partners (EJP) has more than 20 years of experience working to improve outcomes for all public education students. EJP partners with small- to medium-size schools and districts and their communities to become culturally proficient and equitable ecosystems that ensure students of all cultures and social identities can achieve a future inspired by boundless dreams. Projects include equity audits, workshops and training, strategic equity planning, and the design and implementation of equitable systems including budgeting, hiring and retention, and performance management.
Previously, Regis served as a founding director at Education Resource Strategies (ERS), a nonprofit strategic consulting firm. At ERS, she worked extensively with large urban public-school systems to rethink the use of district and school resources in ways that dramatically improve student achievement for all students. Prior to ERS, she served as chief of staff to the Superintendent and Director of High School Redesign for the Providence (R.I.) Public Schools and served as an assistant director for the Boston Annenberg Challenge. Before committing her professional career to advance equity in public education, she had a successful career as a public finance attorney in New York City.
Regis has a Professional Certificate in strategic diversity and inclusion management from the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a BS from Brown University. Additional information can be found on EJP’s website www.equityjourneypartners.com and at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/rashields/