Glennys Sánchez is a Senior Associate at Great Schools Partnership. She has more than 10 years of experience as a community activist, K-16 education professional, and community-engaged researcher. Sánchez has devoted her professional career and personal journey to integrating the voices and participation of historically marginalized communities in different spaces ranging from nonprofit leadership, higher education, to community engagement research. In a previous role, Glennys led the family engagement research and knowledge management initiatives of a non-profit organization based in Boston that prepares educators to engage all families in equal partnerships that are essential to student success. Glennys earned an associate’s degree in business from Northern Essex Community College, a BA in economics from University of Massachusetts Boston, and a M.Ed. in Community Engagement from Merrimack College. In her spare time, Glennys organizes a social justice music, theater, and poetry festival. She lives in her adopted home of Lawrence with her partner and three children and often travels to her native Dominican Republic.