Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Florida; Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English, Rollins College; PhD in Education Policy / Leadership, Policy and Organizations, Vanderbilt University
Relevant Work Experience:
Whitney brings 25 years’ experience in organizational leadership, program design and delivery, and performance management in public and private education and social impact organizations. Her work in the K-12 education sector has spanned public, non-public and alternative school systems. Previously, Whitney was CEO of the National School Climate Center, where she led a team of researchers, practitioners and advocates through a strategic transformation. Allgood previously served as National Director of Teen Programs at Step Up, a non-profit providing free SEL and college and career readiness programming and mentoring to girls attending under-resourced schools in five states, where she developed and led their expansion strategy. As Chief of Staff at The News Literacy Project, she supported the fledgling non-profit through rapid growth during a recession while developing the operational and performance measurement infrastructure that would ensure its long-term impact and sustainability.
Prior to joining the non-profit sector, Whitney served as Director of Assessment and Accountability for D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education. As an inaugural Fellow with the Strategic Data Project at Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research, Whitney worked in the Office of Accountability at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to launch their human capital diagnostics series and teacher compensation reform initiative while contributing to the District Strategic Planning activities and facilitating community review discussion meetings. She previously held research posts with The School Finance Redesign Project and The Economic Policy Institute, where her focus was on analyzing the inputs and costs of school practices associated with equitable and excellent student outcomes. Whitney began her career as a teacher — first in Orange County Public Schools and subsequently working in DOE-approved schools for youth in emergency and transitional settings.
Why You Work at Frameworks:
I believe teaching young people how to relate well to themselves and to others is one of the most important things we can do. I am proud to be a part of an organization that is committed to supporting adults across Tampa Bay in developing the mindsets, skills and strategies that will allow them to build supportive trusting relationships and nurture the social and emotional wellbeing of the children and youth with whom they work. This work will lead to happier, healthier and more connected people who will find it much easier to realize their full potential, which will lead to a more robust and resilient community for all of us.