On April 24, 2023, OneGoal and its school district partners presented “Closing the Gap for Equitable Outcomes,” part of our Accelerating Equitable Success spring webinar series. From assessment to outcomes, OneGoal partners with district leaders to improve students’ postsecondary readiness and eliminate equity gaps by increasing college and career opportunities for all graduates. Learn how OneGoal tailors its multi-year path to districts’ unique needs and engages leadership through a supportive community of peers and experts to achieve system-level improvements that lead to better, more equitable student outcomes. Hear directly from district partners as they describe the impact of the collaboration on their district’s postsecondary culture and climate.
Andraya White, Postsecondary Leadership Coach, OneGoal
Andraya facilitates learning experiences for school and district leaders and provides one-on-one coaching to build their capacity to improve postsecondary success for all students. Previously, Andraya served as a Director of Teacher Support at OneGoal, leading professional development sessions, coaching teachers, and working with school leaders to improve postsecondary outcomes in their schools. Before joining OneGoal, Andraya was a lead school counselor for a program designed to provide preventive services and promote student success. Andraya is experienced in providing learning experiences to educators that build trauma-informed and resilience practices within their schools. Andraya began her career in education in Lexington, Kentucky, after earning a BA in Secondary Education and a MA in Education at the University of Kentucky. She also holds a MA in School Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University.
Julie Fregien, Postsecondary Leadership Coach, OneGoal
Julie Fregien facilitates learning experiences for school and district leaders and provides one-on-one coaching to build their capacity to create system-wide solutions to support postsecondary success for all students. She began her career in education as a high school mathematics teacher. From teaching, she served as a high school principal in urban and rural communities. As a principal, she worked to create inclusive and compassionate school communities that supported equity and access for all students to relevant, rigorous learning experiences to prepare them for post-secondary success. Prior to joining OneGoal, Julie served as a district Director of Data Strategy, utilizing real-time data to build early warning systems to design tailored intervention systems for students. Julie holds an M.ED in Educational Leadership from Ball State University, a B.A. in History, and a B.S. in Education from Valparaiso University.
Beth Bazer, Senior Director Program Design + Strategy, OneGoal
Dr. Beth Bazer oversees the design and iteration of professional learning offered through OneGoal’s District Partnership Program and the support of school and district leaders to improve their postsecondary leadership. Before joining OneGoal, Beth was the Executive Director of Schools That Can Chicago, a local educational non-profit. Before this experience, Beth was a principal, assistant principal, and teacher in Chicago Public Schools. Beth has passionately pursued equity and inclusion for her students throughout her career and is thrilled to be a part of OneGoal’s mission. Beth holds an Ed.D. in Urban Education Leadership from the University of Illinois Chicago and an M.A. in Education from Northwestern University.
Jason Nault, Associate Superintendent of Equity, Innovation, & Accountability, Waukegan Public School District #60
Dr. Nault has served in the field of public education for 20 years in a variety of settings. Of those 20 years, the last 14 have been spent in a variety of leadership positions with documented success leading change in large school districts. He spent the majority of his career in high schools serving as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, and principal in two of the largest districts in the U.S. (Chicago Public Schools and Broward County Schools, FL). For the last 3.5 years, he has served as an associate superintendent in Waukegan Public Schools, a district with 22 schools and over 15,000 students. Waukegan boasts one of the largest high schools in the state of Illinois. With an intense commitment to students and the stakeholders, Dr. Nault understands the impact of effective leadership for long-term systemic success.
Sharon Williams, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Proviso Township High School
Dr. Williams is an experienced educator with 23+ years of experience as a teacher, principal, executive director, project director, executive coach, chief academic officer, chief of schools and deputy superintendent of schools. She’s served school districts in urban, rural and suburban areas and has worked in the non-profit sector. Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She received her Education Specialist and Doctorate Degrees in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University. Dr. Williams has shared her expertise in school improvement and professional development on many occasions through National and International conferences and journals and has a keen interest in International Education, organizational development and performance excellence. Dr. Williams is a Fulbright Educational Leadership Exchange recipient and represented the United States in Asia and South America. Dr. Williams has also served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner. Dr. Williams is committed to serving the students, families, teachers, and leaders in urban school districts and is using her leadership skills, education, and varied experiences to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps in our country’s schools.
Evonnda Fulton, College and Career Readiness Coordinator, Waukegan Public School District #60
For many years, Evonnda Fulton has made it her mission to uplift youth through various roles within educational institutions. She currently serves as a PK-12 College and Career Readiness Coordinator for Waukegan Public School District #60 and has held previous administration and counseling roles, ranging from middle school to the collegiate level. Through her experiences, Ms. Fulton knew that she needed to continue to support students within and beyond school walls. She is a certified Trauma and Crisis Management Specialist. She also holds a B.S. in Workforce Education Development and Training from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, an M.S.Ed. in Counselor Education from Western Illinois University, and a Certification in School Leadership from Concordia University. She most recently released her book titled Suppressed Thoughts = Spoken Word and is a spoken word artist.