WINTER PARK — Clara L. Walters Ed.D who after her 35-year career with Orange County Public Schools, founded an organization specializing in leadership development that improves school grade, climate and culture, will join John Crossman Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1:05 p.m. on The Crossman Conversation.
During her years of service with OCPS Walters achieved several “firsts,” including the first African American female principal of a secondary school in Orange County in the 1980s, for which she received local, state and national recognition as an outstanding school leader.
Upon retirement in 2000, she founded Educational & Leadership Training Incorporation to mentor school principals and has been noted for transforming several academically challenged schools (D or F) into highly rated (B grade) schools after only a few years under her guidance. Dr. Walters published a book entitled, Leadership That Restores Hope in Schools in the African American Community.
Crossman’s passion has been to provide higher-education opportunities through scholarships for hardworking diverse students, especially at HBCUs, and at several colleges and universities in the South.
“Dr. Walters plays a critical role in improving student achievement and preparing them for responsible adulthood and higher education opportunities that they need to succeed, breaking the cycle of poverty,” he said.
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