Research continues to reveal that there is a significant disparity in representation by people of color and women in school leadership roles around the world. Studies commonly report that 80% of school Principals, Assistant Principals, Directors, Superintendents and other education leaders are Caucasian and/or men. If schools endeavor to ensure equitable practices in their work with students, it is only more critical that diversity is a priority of change efforts when recruiting and supporting leaders. What are the practices that will influence measurable change in this area? How can we “move the dial” towards authentic and widespread diverse representation in school leadership roles?
Educators Without Borders is proud to welcome Sharif El-Mekki (CEO, The Center for Black Educator Development), Dr. Chaunté Garrett (Superintendent, Rocky Mountain Preparatory School), and Bridget McNamer (Chief Navigation Officer, Sidecar Counsel). Hosted by Dr. VaShawn Smith (Principal, Grandview Middle School).
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- 0:00 Educators Without Borders Introduction
- 2:09 Introductions
- 4:40 Prioritizing efforts towards equity in school leadership at a systems level
- 15:28 Greatest barriers to making real change increased representation
- 21:07 Key needs that influence the capacities of school leaders
- 38:33 Creating sustainable change through hiring practices
- 44:12 What should organizations do RIGHT NOW to address disparities?