Shane Safir

Shane Safir

Shane Safir is a leadership coach and facilitator who creates brave spaces for tackling educational equity. Shane was the founding co-principal of San Francisco’s June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), a cutting-edge national model quoted by leading scholar Linda Darling-Hammond as having "beaten the odds in supporting the success of low-income students of color." For more than 20 years, Shane has worked as an award-winning teacher, school founder and principal, and coach, developing hundreds of leaders at every level of the school system. She is the author of The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation and writes frequently for Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine. Shane and her diverse team provide leadership coaching, strategic planning support, and equity-centered professional learning for schools, districts, and organizations across the country and in Canada. Shane’s newest book, co-written with Dr. Jamila Dugan, is Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation (Corwin: 2021). Follow @ShaneSafir or visit to learn more.
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