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Linda Cliatt-Wayman is a passionate educator with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children. Wayman grew up in poverty in North Philadelphia, where she experienced firsthand the injustice being perpetuated against poor students in their education.

Wayman’s powerful leadership and the success of her students have caused people to take notice. Diane Sawyer and her team spent an entire school year documenting Wayman’s efforts, which was featured on both ABC World News Tonight and Nightline. She has won several awards and delivered a TED Talk at TED Woman in which she described her loving, fierce leadership for children. Other speaking engagements included the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Dallas Bar Association, and many others.

Above all, Linda Cliatt-Wayman is driven by her love for her students. She always ended her morning announcements to her students with “Remember, if no one told you they loved you today, remember I do and always will.”

Meet Linda Cliatt-Wayman

With passion and perseverance, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, rescued one of the most dangerous schools in the country. Listen and share her incredible story of resilience and transformation.

Posted by Modern Hero on Thursday, February 23, 2017

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