Carlena Vaden, AD – DC & MD

Carlena Vaden serves as Area Director of Springboard Education of America. Carlena brings to Springboard over 15+ years of increasingly responsible experience in the educational field. She has been in leadership with in the educational sector for 7+ years. She has led and pioneered several school-based and non-school based projects that increased leadership functionality, raised revenue, and brought moral support to institutions. These projects include but were not limited to seminar sessions, consulting of leadership services, and educational consulting for instructional and managerial support.  Carlena has been highlighted in the Early Childhood Report, February 2017 issue on leadership and professional development.

Carlena holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Political Science from Morgan State University and a Master of Education Degree (MEd) from Strayer University. She is currently her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Management form Capella University.

In her current role, Carlena leads her staff with the intention to support, develop, and nurture the leader within them.  She is passionate about developing strong educators and leaders in education.  It is her desire to see the impact that great leadership has on the student’s educational journey.