Byron Sanders

Byron Sanders

President & CEO

Big Thought

Byron Sanders is a committed advocate for education economic development and creating equitable communities. As the President and CEO of Big Thought he explores innovative ways to narrow the opportunity gap and believes it’s our charge to shape society so young people have the chance to live the innate greatness that’s inside of them.A collective of educators artists and analysts that partner with the community schools and institutions Big Thought equips youth with tools to channel their voice and creativity into shaping their best lives and the world around them. The organization’s goal is not only to serve equitably but also to push the boundaries of what education can be now and in the future through a range of learning experiences within school walls and beyond.Byron is a recipient of the 2014 Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders Award and was recognized in its 2012 40 Under 40 Awards; in 2020 he was an honoree of the paper’s Most Inspiring Leader Award. In 2017 he was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar by the program led by the presidential centers of George W. Bush William J. Clinton George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson. And in 2020 he became the first person of color to receive the CASEL O’Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-Based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning.

Monday, April 4, 2022

2:10 pm
2:50 pm

Knife’s Edge: System Change in K-12

Coronado A, Level 4

New High School Architecture: New Pathways to Mobility