See Us Rise is a story about Columbus City Schools. It is also the story about the city of Columbus, the community that continues to strive to be better and to rise above the challenges faced in today’s world. This documentary features many people, but focuses in on several key individuals over the course of the film that help weave together the story. From school employees and students to key community partners and parents, the characters in See Us Rise share the experience of the past year of disruption.

Dr. Talisa Dixon

Superintendent/CEO

Columbus City Schools

Jennifer Adair

Board of Education President

Columbus City Schools

Dr. Karen Garza

President & CEO

Battelle for Kids

Dr. Colon Lewis

Senior Director, Design & Delivery

Battelle for Kids

Alesia Gillison

Chief Engagement Officer

Columbus City Schools

Emma Corbin

Principal

Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School

Thuwaiba Duncan

First Grade Teacher

Scottwood Elementary School

Tasha Booker

Executive Director

City Year Columbus

Ashley Key Logan

Director of College Advising

I Know I Can

Diewo Camara

Alumnus

Columbus North International School

Chloe Abalaka

Student

Beechcroft High School

Kevin Damoah

Student

Beechcroft High School

Vanessa Savage

Family Ambassador

Wedgewood Middle School

Jermaine Kennedy

Parent

Columbus City Schools

Brandy Wells

Parent

Columbus City Schools

Suzanna Duggan

Teacher

Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School