Meagan Dawson is a middle school principal in Bellingham, Washington. She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Washington in 2015. Her dissertation explained the theory and practice of Leadership for Equitable Systems using the Quilts of Gees Bend as a metaphor. She is a fan of Frida Kahlo, Curtis Acosta, Jesse Hagopian, and Sixto Rodriguez. In June 2013, she stopped by Wendell Berry’s house in Port Royal, Kentucky to ask him how to de-industrialize public education. He advised her to start small and stay local, so she did.