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Lana Ewing

Chief Academic Officer

Lana joined Excel’s staff in 2016 and currently serves as Chief Academic Officer. Prior to joining Excel, Lana was the founding principal of UP Academy Dorchester. Before UP, Lana served as the Managing Director of The Achievement Network in Boston. Lana was an elementary school teacher at Edward Brooke Charter School, teaching 1st and 2nd grades. She began her career teaching 2nd and 3rd grades in NYC as a 2003 member of Teach for America. Lana holds degrees from Connecticut College and Fordham University.