Shira Woolf Cohen

Innovageous Educational Consulting
2017 Neubauer Fellow
M.S.Ed. in Urban Education, Administrative Certification, Temple University
B.S. Education, Lesley University
“Every student deserves an opportunity to learn, to grow, to lead, and to make a difference.”

Shira Woolf Cohen is a founding partner at Innovageous, an education consulting group focused on ensuring continuity of learning and inclusive opportunities for all children by building the capacity of educators, schools, and organizations to develop innovative and courageous solutions in education. In this role, Shira has served approximately 30 schools and organizations and more than 1,000 leaders and educators by analyzing educational landscapes, providing professional learning and coaching, and facilitating program and systems planning.

Prior to founding Innovageous, Shira served as the principal of New Foundations Charter School (2014-2020). Under her leadership, New Foundations earned recognition as the top-performing charter school in Philadelphia in 2015. Shira is the recipient of the G. Bernard Gill Award for Urban Service-Learning Leadership.

Shira also serves as an adjunct instructor and university supervisor for aspiring teachers and leaders at Holy Family University and the University of Phoenix, as Board Chair for the National Youth Leadership Council, and as the facilitator for the National Youth Leadership Council’s Certificate in Service-Learning Instructional Leadership program. Shira is an active member of the Catalyst:Ed network, and serves as the facilitator of the nationwide School Reimagining provider resource group. She grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut.