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Uyi Osunde

Senior Associate

Dr. Uyi Osunde brings two decades of education leadership experience and currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools in Stratford, Connecticut. A thought leader and academic, Dr. Osunde’s expertise resides in whole systems improvement and leadership development. Prior to his 2021 appointment as superintendent of schools, Dr. Osunde served in various school systems as a professional school counselor, football coach, assistant principal, and principal.


Dr. Osunde has a distinguished track record of increasing student achievement, and improving schools and school systems against measurable indicators. He is committed to working with constituents to ensure equitable and successful outcomes within the school space, and the community at large. Accordingly, he believes that equity work is necessary work and must be at the front of every conversation across the academic organization.


An academic, Dr. Osunde holds his undergraduate degree in psychology, a master’s degree in educational psychology, a doctorate in educational leadership, and his superintendent credential in executive leadership, all from the University of Connecticut. He holds a second masters in educational leadership from Southern Connecticut State University, as well as several professional certificates from Harvard University.


Dr. Osunde has been recognized and was inducted into the 2021 class of 100 Men of Color, he was selected as 2024 Parade Marshall for Juneteenth of Fairfield County, Connecticut. He is a member of various consortiums, professional associations, and serves on the board of advisors at various nonprofit and for profit organizations.


Dr. Osunde has mentored and developed leaders for growth and advancement within the profession and is also a contributor as a writer, speaker, and podcast guest centered on contemporary leadership and education matters.

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