Sandy D. Womack Jr. is a veteran educator in public schools. He is currently serving as the Area Superintendent for Region III in Columbus, Ohio. The region contains 19 schools and over8500 students. Womack previously served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, Director of Principal Leadership and Development, and The Leader of the Equity Task Force Committee during his tenure in Cleveland.
Womack’s expert opinion on education and culturally related issues has been published in several national publications, including Education Week, Principal Leadership, and the online periodical Education Dive. He can be heard on worldwide podcasts addressing race, education, and equality issues. His most recent interview, Chaos, or Community on the podcast Light Um Up, made Apple’s Top 100 list with over 500 downloads in one hour in over 40countries. Womack is a real example of the quote “it is not how you start but how you finish those counts.” The product of a single-parent home and an incarcerated parent, Womack worked hard to change his circumstances through his love of wrestling and a no-quit attitude.
Womack is a 2x NCAA All-American Wrestler and former president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Iota Phi Chapter at Mt. Union College, where he and his fraternity brothers held the highest GPA of all fraternities on campus. Social Activism has been the foundation of Womack’s career. He and his fraternity brothers were the Grow Your Own Program’s catalysts and the recognition of Martin L. King Jr. Day at Mt. Union utilizing campus sit-ins, economic boycotts, and campus marches. These experiences lead to his belief in the power of education and the need for African American students to have a positive sense of self. Womack’s foundation is built on the theory that quality education is a great equalizer and provides students with choices, chances, and options.
Womack’s mission is to eradicate the academic achievement gaps perpetuated by the current educational system and provide economic empowerment for urban students. As an expert on successful school, transformational change, and turn around, Womack’s services are in high demand as a motivational speaker, and stellar presenter on equity, cultural diversity, and systemic transformational changes. Attending majority Black, high-poverty schools in the city while learning to navigate predominately White Institutions of higher education provided Sandy with a unique set of skills. He uses these skills to support students of all races, and socioeconomic statuses and staff members to improve the choices, chances, adoptions of the community. Sandy is the proud husband of Monica Womack, and father of three daughters Alexis, Imani, and Nia Womack.