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Podcast: Manny Lamarre on how his students inform his work on education and workforce innovation

  • Manny Lamarre

“Poor outcomes start and end with inequity in the education system.”

— Manny Lamarre

Ever meet a leader whose energy is infectious? Who you can just tell is going places?

That’s Manny Lamarre (TFA Miami-Dade ’09).

As executive director of the newly created Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation, Manny stands at the intersection of workforce development, education and equity in a state that was hard hit by the last recession.

Manny’s got a dream job at the cutting edge of policy, but what’s even more exciting is imagining what lies ahead for him and the communities he serves.

Sky’s the limit when you’re on a rocketship!

Jason Llorenz asked Manny how he gained the experience to land his role.

Jason: You’re a good example of maximizing fellowship opportunities for growth. Can you talk about that a little bit?

Manny: One day I want to write a blog about grown-up fellowships and how they open opportunities! I really believe in the power of fellowships, not just because of my own experience but from my peers’ as well. Especially when we think about fellowships in the context of equity, they provide you access where you otherwise would not have had the opportunity.

Tune in for tips, tricks, insights and stories from Manny Lamarre and other education changemakers. #LeadersTablePodcast

Need to catch up on the #LeadersTablePodcast?
Check out Episode 1 with Ryan SmithEpisode 2 with Nina Rees, Episode 3 with Aixle Aman, Episode 4 with Luis Avila, Episode 5 with Jada Drew, Episode 6 with Amy Wilkins, Episode 7 with Marc Holley, Episode 8 with Jim Shelton, Episode 9 with Tai DixonEpisode 10 with Matt Candler, Episode 11 with Stacey Childress, or Episode 12 with Luzelma Canales -- and subscribe for upcoming episodes on your favorite podcast feed (iTunesStitcherSoundcloud).

Find the fellowship that’s right for you
Looking to gain experience and access to a new career path through a fellowship like Manny did? Apply for LEE’s Public Policy Fellowship or Policy Advisor Fellowship.

Want to be at the forefront of education innovation?
If you’re feeling inspired to step into a space of creativity in your work, these employers are looking to hire innovators like you. Take a look at openings on the LEE Job Board.