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November 10, 2021

Adeola Whitney - The Difference One Person Can Make

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Adeola (“Ola”) Whitney has 20+ years of experience in both education and community service. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in English and African-American Studies, she held leadership and management roles with Playworks, Kaplan, and McGraw-Hill. In her first role with Reading Partners, she served as Chief Regional Operations Officer, overseeing most parts of the organization while managing over a dozen Executive Directors across the country. Later, at iMentor, Ola led the expansion and implementation of the college-success program and managed executive leadership in the Bay Area, Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City. Now, Ola is back at Reading Partners as the organization’s CEO. Reading Partners’ mission is to unlock student potential by raising reading achievement in 12 key regions around the U.S. Ola Whitney is a passionate leader who sincerely believes that one person can make a difference in the world, and she is doing her part to lead by example.

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