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Sandra Dungee Glenn, American Cities Foundation

Sandra Dungee Glenn’s career spans over 30 years in public policy, electoral politics, and community organizing. She has been actively involved in public education for a decade. In 1998, she co-founded the Pennsylvania Campaign for Public Education. In 2001, Dungee Glenn was appointed to the Board of Education for the School District of Philadelphia. She served from 2002 to 2007 as a commissioner on the School Reform Commission (SRC), the governing body of the School District of Philadelphia. In September 2007, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell appointed Dungee Glenn to the position of Chairwoman of the SRC. In 2009, Governor Rendell appointed her to the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.

Dungee Glenn graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She served as associate director with the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health and Regional Director of Pennsylvania Citizen Action, receiving an outstanding service award from both organizations. From 1991 to 1994, she served as chief of staff to State Senator Chaka Fattah.

Dungee Glenn has extensive experience in partisan and non-partisan political organizing. She has served in leadership roles in various local, state, and national elections from 1983 to 2001. She also served as Pennsylvania state director with the NAACP National Voter Fund, leading a statewide non-partisan voter mobilization campaign.

Dungee Glenn is the recipient of various awards including the 2003 Leon J. Obermayer Distinguished Graduate Award; the Arts & Entertainment Network 2002 Biography Community Heroes Award; the Women Making a Difference Award, 2001; and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Pennsylvania Chapter Women of the Year Award. In 2002, Dungee Glenn was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Urban Health Initiative Fellow and by the Philadelphia Tribune as Most Influential African-American 2007, 2008, and 2009.