Square Pizza Podcast

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The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.

Welcome back to the Square Pizza pod! Today’s interview is with Shani Dowell, the founder of Possip, a platform that helps make school decision-makers jobs easier by gathering feedback from families, parents, and teachers.

In this episode we cover:

– the founding process and inspiration behind Possip

– the power of Possip’s platform

– Shani’s connection to both Beyonce & Jay-Z

About Shani:

Possip’s Founder & CEO, Shani Dowell is a former public school teacher.  As a parent and educator at heart, Shani loves supporting the work of schools. Shani attended public schools in Houston, Texas and went to Howard University in Washington, DC. She started her career at Bain & Co. and helped launch Posse Foundation’s Boston office.  She has an M.B.A. from Stanford University and Shani has worked for Houston ISD, KIPP, Teach For America, Bridgespan Group, and Relay GSE.  Shani’s goal is to support schools through the ideas of parents, teachers and students.