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High School Principal in North Philadelphia; Education & Leadership Development Expert

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Linda Cliatt-Wayman is a passionate educator with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children. Her leadership as a high school principal in North Philadelphia has been featured by TED, ABC World News Tonight and Nightline.

Wayman grew up in poverty in North Philadelphia, where she experienced firsthand the injustice being perpetrated against poor students in their education. She has dedicated her career and her life to ending that injustice and to helping students succeed in school and beyond.

Wayman earned her BA from Kutztown University and her MA from St. Joseph’s University. She spent 20 years as a special education teacher before becoming a principal of FitzSimons High School in 2003. Wayman led a turnaround of FitzSimons from a school known for low levels of academic achievement and high levels of violence to a safe space focused on learning.

In 2005 she was given the opportunity to open The Young Women’s Leadership School at Rhodes High School. Once again, Wayman led a turnaround at Rhodes. Before she arrived, only 3% of students were proficient in math and 9% were proficient in reading. By holding students and staff alike to high expectations, providing intense professional development to her staff, building a strong leadership team, and always believing in and loving her students, Wayman oversaw the growth of Rhodes so that the majority of students were proficient in math and reading and 94% of seniors were accepted into college.

Wayman spent two years as Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for the School District of Philadelphia, directly overseeing all of the district’s 52 high schools. But when the district decided to merge her two former schools, FitzSimons and Rhodes, with another North Philadelphia High School, Strawberry Mansion, Wayman knew she had to step in to lead the merged school as principal. At Strawberry Mansion, not far from the North Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up, Wayman and her team are once again proving what is possible for low-income children. Test scores have improved every year since Wayman took over, and the school was removed from the federal Persistently Dangerous Schools list for the first time in five years.

Wayman’s powerful leadership and the success of her students have caused people to take notice. Diane Sawyer and her team spent an entire school year documenting Wayman’s efforts, which were featured on both ABC World News Tonight and Nightline. She was named a KYW Gamechanger and won the 2014 Philadelphia Magazine Trailblazer Award and 2014 Philadelphia Maneto Award.

Wayman has shared her story with audiences across the country. In May 2015, she delivered a TED Talk at TED Women in which she described her loving, fierce leadership for children. Other speaking engagements have included the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Raytheon Leadership Conference, the Cancer Treatment Center for America Luncheon, and the Exelon Women Luncheon, and the Dallas Bar Association.

Above all, Linda Cliatt-Wayman is driven by her love for her students. She ends her announcements to her students every morning the same way: “Remember, if no one told you they loved you today, remember I do and I always will.”

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  • Students of Struggling Philadelphia High School Start Using ...

    In this 2013 image, Strawberry Mansion High School principal Linda Cliatt- Wayman talks with Malaysia, then a sophomore at the school. ABC News. Share.

  • TED Blog

    On her first day as a principal in a North Philadelphia school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman was determined to lay down the law and set clear expectations. She called her students into the auditorium and told them how things would go at that school. But one voice interrupted her. “Miss,” called out a girl named Ashley, “why do you keep calling this a school? This is not a school.” The question...

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Linda Cliatt-Wayman

High School Principal in North Philadelphia; Education & Leadership Development Expert

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Linda Cliatt-Wayman Biography

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is a passionate educator with an unwavering belief in the potential of all children. Her leadership as a high school principal in North Philadelphia has been featured by TED, ABC World News Tonight and Nightline.

Wayman grew up in poverty in North Philadelphia, where she experienced firsthand the injustice being perpetrated against poor students in their education. She has dedicated her career and her life to ending that injustice and to helping students succeed in school and beyond.

Wayman earned her BA from Kutztown University and her MA from St. Joseph’s University. She spent 20 years as a special education teacher before becoming a principal of FitzSimons High School in 2003. Wayman led a turnaround of FitzSimons from a school known for low levels of academic achievement and high levels of violence to a safe space focused on learning.

In 2005 she was given the opportunity to open The Young Women’s Leadership School at Rhodes High School. Once again, Wayman led a turnaround at Rhodes. Before she arrived, only 3% of students were proficient in math and 9% were proficient in reading. By holding students and staff alike to high expectations, providing intense professional development to her staff, building a strong leadership team, and always believing in and loving her students, Wayman oversaw the growth of Rhodes so that the majority of students were proficient in math and reading and 94% of seniors were accepted into college.

Wayman spent two years as Assistant Superintendent of High Schools for the School District of Philadelphia, directly overseeing all of the district’s 52 high schools. But when the district decided to merge her two former schools, FitzSimons and Rhodes, with another North Philadelphia High School, Strawberry Mansion, Wayman knew she had to step in to lead the merged school as principal. At Strawberry Mansion, not far from the North Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up, Wayman and her team are once again proving what is possible for low-income children. Test scores have improved every year since Wayman took over, and the school was removed from the federal Persistently Dangerous Schools list for the first time in five years.

Wayman’s powerful leadership and the success of her students have caused people to take notice. Diane Sawyer and her team spent an entire school year documenting Wayman’s efforts, which were featured on both ABC World News Tonight and Nightline. She was named a KYW Gamechanger and won the 2014 Philadelphia Magazine Trailblazer Award and 2014 Philadelphia Maneto Award.

Wayman has shared her story with audiences across the country. In May 2015, she delivered a TED Talk at TED Women in which she described her loving, fierce leadership for children. Other speaking engagements have included the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Raytheon Leadership Conference, the Cancer Treatment Center for America Luncheon, and the Exelon Women Luncheon, and the Dallas Bar Association.

Above all, Linda Cliatt-Wayman is driven by her love for her students. She ends her announcements to her students every morning the same way: “Remember, if no one told you they loved you today, remember I do and I always will.”

Linda Cliatt-Wayman Videos

  • Principal Wayman on What it Takes to Turnaround a School - YouTube
    May 31, 2018 ... Principal Wayman on What it Takes to Turnaround a School .... Linda Cliatt- Wayman: Preparing the Next Generation | Mashable...
  • Meet Linda Cliatt-Wayman - YouTube
    Feb 23, 2017 ... With passion and perseverance, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, rescued one of the most...
  • Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly ...

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  • How to book Linda Cliatt-Wayman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Linda Cliatt-Wayman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Linda Cliatt-Wayman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Linda Cliatt-Wayman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Linda Cliatt-Wayman?

    Booking fees for Linda Cliatt-Wayman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Linda Cliatt-Wayman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Linda Cliatt-Wayman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Linda Cliatt-Wayman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Linda Cliatt-Wayman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Linda Cliatt-Wayman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Linda Cliatt-Wayman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Linda Cliatt-Wayman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Linda Cliatt-Wayman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Linda Cliatt-Wayman generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, Linda Darling-Hammond, Eduardo Briceño, Alan November and Carol Geary Schneider. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Linda Cliatt-Wayman for an upcoming event.

Linda Cliatt-Wayman Speaker Videos

  • Principal Wayman on What it Takes to Turnaround a School - YouTube
    May 31, 2018 ... Principal Wayman on What it Takes to Turnaround a School .... Linda Cliatt- Wayman: Preparing the Next Generation | Mashable Docs ...
    Meet Linda Cliatt-Wayman - YouTube
    Feb 23, 2017 ... With passion and perseverance, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, rescued one of the most dangerous ...
  • Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly ...
    Linda Cliatt-Wayman at the 2013 Pennsylvania Conference for ...
  • Linda Cliatt-Wayman - PA Conference for Women 2013 - YouTube
    Linda Cliatt-Wayman - MA Conference for Women 2013 - YouTube

Linda Cliatt-Wayman News

  • Students of Struggling Philadelphia High School Start Using ...

    In this 2013 image, Strawberry Mansion High School principal Linda Cliatt- Wayman talks with Malaysia, then a sophomore at the school. ABC News. Share.

  • TED Blog

    On her first day as a principal in a North Philadelphia school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman was determined to lay down the law and set clear expectations. She called her students into the auditorium and told them how things would go at that school. But one voice interrupted her. “Miss,” called out a girl named Ashley, “why do you keep calling this a school? This is not a school.” The question...

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