Newly minted All Hands Raised CEO Lavert Robertson said many prominent African American leaders within Portland Public Schools positively influenced him growing up. Robertson would later work 16 years of his career for the district, including seven years as a principal.
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Homegrown school leader takes helm
Lavert Robertson, a seasoned African American education administrator at Portland Public Schools who was raised in northeast Portland, has taken the helm as chief executive officer for All Hands Raised, a non-profit organization working to improve learning outcomes county-wide for kids of color.