Stand for Children Massachusetts is pleased to announce that today, February 1, Ranjini Govender will move into the Executive Director role. Ranjini’s predecessor, Jason Williams, is moving to the DC area after serving as Stand’s Executive Director since 2010.
Ranjini has led the Government Affairs work at Stand for five years. Before working for Stand, Ranjini taught high school in Chelsea, MA and Syracuse, NY. Additionally, she simultaneously completed her law degree and her Master’s Degree in Education at Syracuse University. Later she pursued her doctoral degree in education policy at Cornell University.
Ranjini knows first-hand the life-changing effect education can have on a person and a whole family. Her parents grew up in Apartheid-era South Africa where they experienced racism and oppression every day. They fought hard to make sure Ranjini and her siblings had more opportunities than they did, and it is with this determination that she steps into her new role, dedicated to raising the voice of parents in Massachusetts who want a great education for their children.
Please join me in welcoming Ranjini to her new role.