Leigh Fitzgerald is the Vice President of Academic Affairs of Mid-Pacific Institute. Leigh began her career in education as a Middle and High School English and Social Studies teacher before moving into school administration. She has served as a school and district leader in the public, private and charter school sectors as well as a school leadership coach and lecturer at Stanford’s d.School. Leigh’s two decades of work with public, private and charter school teachers and leaders in Hawaiʻi has focused on assessment for deeper learning; building inter-sector professional learning communities; and leveraging technology, community partners, a-typical school structures and the design thinking cycle to create dynamic teaching and learning opportunities and increase efficiency in school finance and organizational structure. Leigh holds a bachelor's degree in American Civilization and Education from Brown University and a master's degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.