Indian American Pia Dandiya has been appointed the White Home Fellow for the 12 months 2020-21. Dandiya, the founding principal of Democracy Prep Endurance Excessive College in Harlem, New York, is the one Indian American amongst 14 White Home Fellows introduced this 12 months. Created in 1964 by President Lyndon B Johnson, the White Home Fellows program was designed “to offer the fellows first hand, high-level expertise with the workings of the federal authorities and to extend their sense of participation in nationwide affairs,” a media launch mentioned.
Dandiya is at current positioned at the US Division of Schooling. Each single graduate of her faculty went on to attend school regardless of practically all residing beneath the poverty line, the White Home mentioned.
She based her highschool when she was 28 years previous, making her among the many youngest principals within the nation on the time. Her faculty stays one of many highest performings in New York and has earned the title of “Recognition College” for its excessive educational achievement.
She started her profession in Boston with Educate For America as a center faculty Maths instructor the place she led her college students to the best progress percentile in state assessments.
Earlier than transitioning to high school management, Dandiya was a supervisor of Trainer Management Improvement for Educate For America in New York, and a instructor on the first all-boys constitution faculty within the nation.
She has been featured in nationwide information items on efficient educating and speaks three languages, together with Spanish and Hindi. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Authorities from Harvard College and has a Grasp of Schooling from Boston College.
The fellowship was created as a non-partisan programme and has maintained this custom all through each Republican and Democratic administrations.
The mission of the White Home Fellows Program is to encourage energetic citizenship and repair to the nation.
(With PTI inputs)