Lyn Bajaj is a consultant with SchoolWorks and co-leader of the SchoolWorks Advancing Equity Cohort.
Ms. Bajaj is an experienced educational leader who has successfully led large and small-scale organizational development efforts in school improvement, systems alignment, and educational equity. She holds an executive education certificate from Harvard Law School Program on Leadership and Negotiation, a certificate for Turnaround School Leadership from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix at Denver.
Ms. Bajaj has served in school-and-district-level leadership roles across Colorado’s front range, leading the equity and inclusion efforts of a large suburban district, and serving as a turnaround principal in underserved communities for almost a decade. As a principal, she led the school team to achieve significant improvement on multiple standardized measures, and successfully moved the school off of “Turnaround” status on the State Performance Framework.
Ms. Bajaj currently serves as a Site Professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado at Denver, and as an educational consultant on the Colorado State Board of Education’s State Review Panel and External Review Teams. She engages school districts across the country in quality reviews and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) assessments, and serves as an independent consultant in the areas of turnaround leadership, systems improvement, and educational equity.
Mrs. Bajaj’s community involvement includes service as a board member for a local nonprofit supporting immigrant youth and their families, past board member for the Colorado Association of Educational Specialists, and a member of the Front Range Equity Community of Practice hosted by Public Education Business Coalition (PEBC). Ms. Bajaj’s career honors include being selected as a Fulbright Educator Scholar for summer study of political and economic systems in Tanzania, Africa, delivering the keynote address at the Great Education Colorado Advocacy Summit, and presenting at the National School Board Association convention on the impact of educational inequities in funding.