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Rhonda Broussard founded Beloved Community to create sustainable paths to diverse schools and diverse communities. Her vision for Beloved Community is informed by her leadership in diverse by design schools and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s goal “ to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”
Rhonda has been a leader in diversity and international education initiatives throughout her career. In 2007, she founded St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS). Under Rhonda’s leadership, the the first three schools in the network became IB World Authorized Schools, and SLLIS achieved an AYP of 92%, equivalent to Accreditation with Distinction from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Rhonda served as President of SLLIS until June 2015.
Rhonda is an Eisenhower Fellow, studying education development in Finland and New Zealand. She completed her BA in French and Secondary Education at Washington University in St. Louis and MA in French Studies from New York University’s Institute of French Studies. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.