Perspective

Shared prosperity in Durham requires each of us to commit to our public schools now

About the author

Magan Gonzales-Smith is the founding Executive Director of the Durham Public Schools Foundation. She has dedicated her career to working in public education to dismantle barriers to success for students of color and other historically marginalized students. Most recently, Gonzales-Smith served as Associate Director of Insights & Impact for Hill Learning Center. She received her B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University and her Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University. Gonzales-Smith grew up in Eastern North Carolina and she and her husband now make their home in East Durham.