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EQUITY IN EDUCATION"

Issues in Education is the national thought leadership platform that provides a meaningful voice to the leaders who are bringing innovative ideas that transform education, healthcare, and business.  The program provides authentic and engaging content from cutting-edge leaders across the country. Access to our interviews are available in our Video Library or your favorite podcast app.

 

​The time has come to create a conversation that fosters collaboration and partnerships that can deliver the skills necessary to compete and excel in today's economy and at a lower cost point.  We believe there is no more important topic to the success of our children, businesses, and our economy than education.

 

Founded by Dennis Young, President & CEO of Ittner Corodogan Clark Group, these important conversations are aired live on the radio, streamed live, and recorded to serve as a valuable resource. In 2017, our broadcast reach expanded to embrace emerging technologies to ensure that Issues in Education remains the primary forum for information on innovation and leadership.

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The members of our interview team create outstanding conversations with our Thought Leaders as a result of their diverse backgrounds. Our team rotates throughout the year to continuously introduce new interviewers.

Alexis Flowers

As a minority woman, my life journey took me through the Gary Public School District in Gary, Indiana. There I experienced hurdles that I had to address and was able to excel in my studies Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture from Ball State University, Indiana. My Master's thesis at Ball State University in Indiana focused on adaptive reuse, wayfinding, and innovative materials in urban corridors. At Cordogan Clark Ittner, I am currently assisting on educational architecture projects including the East Aurora High School Expansion; Hinsdale Middle School; and College of DuPage task work. I am proud to share that I am actively involved in NOMA, the National Organization of Minority Architects.

As a minority woman my life journey took be through the Gary Public School District in Gary, Indiana. There I experienced hurdles that I had to address and was able to excel in my studies Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture from Ball State University, Indiana. My Master's thesis at Ball State University in Indiana focused on adaptive re-use, wayfinding, and innovative materials in urban corridors. At Cordogan Clark & Associates, I am currently assisting on educational architecture projects including the East Aurora High School Expansion; Hinsdale Middle School; and College of DuPage task work. I am proud to share that I am actively involved in NOMA, the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Alexis Flowers

Viral Shah

As a parent of a middle schooler and as a first-generation in The United States of America, I was very nervous when I had to send my son to the school for the first time. When he was ready to start elementary school, I was more nervous than he was. If the school district we are in, was not focused on equality for everyone, then it would have been very difficult for us to be at ease while sending him to school. Hence, I personally understand how important it is for the parents and school for the district to be mindful of equality for everyone. So, I will not be just an architect on the project, but I will work on the project as an end-user as well as since I have firsthand experience and I can relate to the parent’s and student’s needs more closely. 

As a minority woman my life journey took be through the Gary Public School District in Gary, Indiana. There I experienced hurdles that I had to address and was able to excel in my studies Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture from Ball State University, Indiana. My Master's thesis at Ball State University in Indiana focused on adaptive re-use, wayfinding, and innovative materials in urban corridors. At Cordogan Clark & Associates, I am currently assisting on educational architecture projects including the East Aurora High School Expansion; Hinsdale Middle School; and College of DuPage task work. I am proud to share that I am actively involved in NOMA, the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Alexis Flowers

Alex Lopez

As an immigrant kid born in Mexico City, when my family first came to this country, I was 11 years old. I didn’t speak any English, but I am a product of Des Plaines school district 62 schools where an immersive, caring environment helped and encouraged me to continue my love of learning. I graduated from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. I am a LEED Accredited Professional and an Associate at Cordogan Clark Ittner. To this day I am thankful for my life journey. I am now an experienced architect that specialized in K-12 public education. My background and life experiences has provided me with a better understanding of the emotional health and learning environments as we plan for the Future Ready School.

As a minority woman my life journey took be through the Gary Public School District in Gary, Indiana. There I experienced hurdles that I had to address and was able to excel in my studies Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture from Ball State University, Indiana. My Master's thesis at Ball State University in Indiana focused on adaptive re-use, wayfinding, and innovative materials in urban corridors. At Cordogan Clark & Associates, I am currently assisting on educational architecture projects including the East Aurora High School Expansion; Hinsdale Middle School; and College of DuPage task work. I am proud to share that I am actively involved in NOMA, the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Alexis Flowers

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