Mariama Kurbally, M.ED.L
Chief Executive & Equity Officer
she/ her | Dallas, TX: Ancestral Lands of the Wichita, Jumanos, Kiikaapoi, Tawakoni Peoples
Mariama Kurbally, M.
.Ed.L brings over 10 years of leadership experience to her consulting work in the areas of strategy, facilitation, and human-centered design thinking. She brings along and leverages her identities as a black, immigrant, woman to deepen the impact of institutional equity redesign centering historically marginalized and disinvested communities. Kurbally is a passionate Strategic Advisor, Chief Executive and Equity Officer, and Master Instructional Designer, skilled in cross-functional team management, leadership training, and equitable institutional infrastructure redesign. Kurbally has industry recognition for her strengths in strategic communication and specialized data analysis for systemic transformation.
Kurbally has spent her career in diverse roles serving as a Systems Coach, Adjunct Professor, National Equity Consultant for State Education Departments throughout the US. As a former turnaround school Principal and Academic Dean, Kurbally has managed school and state-impact projects and led a talented team of leaders in the areas of Equitable Redesign, COVID-19 School Response, Community Engagement, Equity Audits, Strategic Planning, and Institutional Equity. A nationally renowned EC-12 education leader at the school and state systems levels, Kurbally has also led initiatives Advancing Workforce Development and Post-Secondary Education.
A University of Michigan first-generation graduate, Kurbally is a career educator, trained in the Science of Teaching and adult learning principles. Kurbally has deep experience, providing coaching, facilitation, and consulting at the Chief C-Suite, Executive Director, Superintendent, and middle manager levels in large-scale systems focused on operationalizing organization and institutional change management. Kurbally serves as an international trainer for the global equity firm, E2 EmpowerED, where she specializes in racial equity-centered community design and liberatory design practices for educators, public servants, and designers.