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Louise Bay Waters has led Leadership Public Schools, a network of four urban charter high schools in the Bay Area, for eight years establishing it as an R&D laboratory with a particular focus on leveraging technology for under-prepared students. Louise came to LPS from the Stupski Foundation where she headed research on districts that have accelerated the performance of students of color and poverty. Her work at Stupski built off of her experience in the Oakland Unified School District. As Associate Superintendent of Student Achievement in Oakland, Louise led the instructional reforms from 2001 - 2004 that resulted in district achievement gains that outpaced the State. She was also responsible for Oakland's exit from two long-standing Office of Civil Rights oversight decrees. As a principal in the New Haven district (Union City), she designed award-winning assessment and extended day programs. Louise holds a B.A. and Masters from Stanford University and a Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.