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Liz Dozier    

Founder & Managing Director of Chicago Beyond

Liz Dozier is founder and managing director of Chicago Beyond, a privately funded organization that invests in and analyzes new, innovative ideas and scalable programs to address youth safety and educational attainment. A lifelong educator, Dozier has spent her career working to interrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban education. She was principal of Christian Fenger High School in Chicago from 2009 to 2015 and co-principal and turnaround strategist at Harper High School from 2008 to 2009, among other positions. Her honors include the 2015 Inspiring Hope Award from Northern Trust and the US Department of Education’s Top 15 Principals of Innovation Award.

A lifelong educator, Elizabeth Dozier has spent her career working tirelessly to interrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban education.

Dozier is Managing Director of Chicago Beyond, a privately held organization that seeks to create opportunity and access for Chicago’s young people. Chicago Beyond invests in and analyzes new, innovative ideas and scalable programs to address two urgent issues that are flip sides of the same coin – youth safety and educational attainment. Over time, Chicago Beyond aims to leverage its findings to spark further public and philanthropic investments in work that does the most good per dollar to improve the lives of Chicago’s young people.

A Nationally Board Certified Teacher in mathematics and graduate of the New Leaders program, Dozier holds a bachelor’s degree in Business as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Dozier is most known for her innovative and creative approaches to successfully addressing the complex needs of the whole child. She is inspired by the potential and promise that lies within every child.

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