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AASA Leading for Equity: Webinar Series

This ongoing series will provide school leaders with insights and best practices on K12 equity issues and strategies to address systemic inequities disparities and inequities in order to benefit all students.

Hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association 
AASA’s Leadership Network provides premier professional learning for educational leaders.

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AASA Leading for Equity: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity – The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation
June 10, 2021
Presented by John Krownapple, Consultant, Dignity Consulting LLC, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, and Author; and Floyd Cobb, PhD, Adjunct Faculty Member, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Leveraging Edtech to Build Equitable Learning for ALL Students
June 3, 2021
Presented by Dr. Beth Rabbitt, Chief Executive Officer, The Learning Accelerator (TLA); Richard E. Culatta, Chief Executive Officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); and Dr. Michael T. Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools (CT)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity – Learning 2025: National Commission on Student-Centered, Equity-Focused, Future-Driven Education
May 27, 2021
Presented by Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder, Successful Practices Network and the International Center for Leadership in Education; and Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Why Leadership Matters for Ensuring All Children Have Choice, Opportunity, and Access
May 20, 2021
Presented by Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent, Aldine Independent School District (TX); Dr. Javier Villarreal, The Chief Human Resource Officer, Aldine Independent School District (TX); Dr. Todd Davis, Chief Academic Officer, Aldine Independent School District (TX); and Sheleah D. Reed, APR, Chief Communications Officer, Aldine Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Edmonds School District (WA)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Building a Culture of Equity in Richardson Independent School District
May 13, 2021
Presented by Dr. Jeannie Stone, Superintendent, Richardson Independent School District (TX); Carrie Breedlove, Principal, J.J. Pearce High School (TX); Katrina Collins, Principal, Skyview Elementary School (TX); and Toni Jackson, Teacher, Dartmouth Elementary School (TX)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Innovative Action and Equity-Driven Processes for Student Success
May 6, 2021
Presented by Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District (CA), and Michele Dawson, Senior Director, Technology and Innovation, Compton Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: A Superintendent’s Mission to End Systemic Racism
April 29, 2021
Presented by Dr. Mark T. Bedell, Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools (MO)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Michigan’s Journey to Create Social Justice Leaders Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
April 22, 2021
Presented by Dr. Sarena Shivers, Deputy Executive Director, Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators; Dr. Shayla Griffin, Co-Founder & Facilitator, Justice Leaders Collaborative; and Dr. Brian Davis, Superintendent, Holland Public Schools (MI)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Equity-Based Strategic Planning – A Commitment to Racial and Educational Justice
April 15, 2021
Presented by Dr. Michelle Reid, Superintendent, Northshore School District (WA), and 2021 AASA National Superintendent of the Year; Ayva Thomas, Assistant Director, Racial and Educational Justice, Northshore School District (WA); Dr. Srinivas Khedam, Assistant Principal and Asian Indian Coordinator, Northshore School District (WA); and Cathi Davis, Principal, Ruby Bridges Elementary (WA)
Moderated by Dr. Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Courageous Leadership – A Systems Approach to Equity
April 1, 2021
Presented by Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools (WA)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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AASA Leading for Equity: Leading from the Center by Promoting Equity in Schools and Classrooms
March 25, 2021
Presented by Sydney Chaffee, Humanities Teacher and Instructional Coach, Codman Academy Charter Public School (MA); Shawn Sheehan, Government Relations Liaison, Lewisville Independent School District (TX); and Dr. Richard H. Warren, Jr., Hazel Professor of Education, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (MD)
Moderated by Sarah Brown Wessling, Interim Director of CCSSO’s National Teacher of the Year Program (NTOY) and Teacher, Johnston High School (IA)
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AASA Leading for Equity: Implementing a Strategic Playbook for Disruption
March 18, 2021
Presented by Raymond J. McNulty, President, Successful Practices Network, and Dr. Michael Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools (CT)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: The Petersburg City Public Schools’ Story – Using Practices and Partnerships to Move the Equity Agenda
March 11, 2021
Presented by Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, Superintendent, Petersburg City Public Schools (VA)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Are All the Children Well? How One School District Is Using a Social Justice Lens to Respond to That Question
March 4, 2021
Presented by Dr. Baron R. Davis, Superintendent, Richland School District Two (SC); Dr. Helen Grant, Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer, Richland School District Two (SC); and Dr. Sabina Mosso-Taylor, Principal, Jackson Creek Elementary School (SC)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Leveraging Improvement Science to Advance Equity
February 25, 2021
Presented by Dr. Ash Vasudeva, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Dr. Charoscar Coleman, Instructional Director, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD); Michael Hanson, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Dr. Betsy Hargrove, Superintendent, Avondale Elementary School District (AZ); and Meisha Ross-Porter, the Bronx Executive Superintendent, New York City Department of Education (NY)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Cultivating an Anti-Racist School District
February 4, 2021
Presented by Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City School District (NY); Lily Talcott, Deputy Superintendent, Ithaca City School District (NY); and Deborah Ptak, Principal, Lehman Alternative Community School, Ithaca City School District (NY)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Building an Incremental Equity Agenda
January 28, 2021
Presented by Dr. Aaron Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VA), and Dr. LaQuiche R. Parrott, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VA)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Supporting Student and Staff Mental Health Through a Community of Wellness
January 21, 2021
Presented by Dr. Diana Greene, Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools (FL); Dr. Gregory Bostic, Principal, Jean Ribault High School, Duval County Public Schools (FL); Katrina Taylor, Director, School Behavioral Health and Full Service Schools Program, Duval County Public Schools (FL); and Charis Scurry, Community Partnership Coordinator, Wolfson Children’s School Based Health Centers at Ribault Senior High School
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Using the Tools of Cultural Proficiency to Lift up Equity in Chaotic Times 
January 14, 2021
Presented by Dr. Stacie Stanley, Associate Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools (MN), Tim Beekmann, Principal, Eden Lake Elementary School (MN), and Valora Unowsky, Associate Principal, Eden Lake Elementary School (MN)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: District Readiness and Situational Strategies for Equity Agendas 
December 09, 2020
Introduction by Dr. Dan Domenech, Executive Director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association
Presented by Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education
Moderated by Dr. Mort Sherman, Associate Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: The Hidden Bias of Good People – Implications for School Superintendents and the Students and Families They Serve
December 03, 2020
Presented by Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Executive Director, National Training Institute on Race and Equity, Morehouse College
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Data-Driven Equity Audits and District Protocols for Success
November 19, 2020
Presented by Dr. Leila Nuland, Managing Director of the K-12 Research Team, Hanover Research; Dr. Daryl Camp, Superintendent, San Lorenzo Unified School District (CA); and Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools (VA)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Courage to Lead with an Equity Agenda
November 12, 2020
Presented by Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent, Reading School District (PA), and Marlon Styles, Superintendent, Middletown City Schools (OH)
Moderated by Dr. Amy Sichel, Lead Superintendent, AASA Superintendent Certification Program®
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Leading for Equity: Intentionality for Access and Opportunity
November 5, 2020
Presented by Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Edmonds School District (WA), and Dr. Heath Morrison, Superintendent, Montgomery Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Delivering a High-Level, Culturally Relevant Curriculum for All Learners
October 29, 2020
Presented by Jay McTighe, Educator and Author, McTighe and Associates; Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, Superintendent, Mount Vernon City School District (NY); and Dr. Jeff Gorman, Deputy Superintendent, Mount Vernon City School District (NY)
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Changing Lives and Realizing Dreams with No Exceptions
October 22, 2020
Presented by Dr. Gladys Cruz, District Superintendent, Questar III BOCES, Castleton, New York, and Dr. Lupita Hightower, Superintendent, Tolleson Elementary School District, Tolleson, Arizona
Moderated by Dr. Carol Kelley, Superintendent, Oak Park Elementary District 97, Oak Park, Illinois
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Leading for Equity: Engaging Community Beyond the Schoolhouse
October 15, 2020
Presented by Dr. Russell Booker, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) and former District 7 Superintendent, Spartanburg, SC
Moderated by Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, District 214, Chicago, IL and former President, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Equity-Focused, Learning-Centered Leadership
October 8, 2020
Presented by Max Silverman, Executive Director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), Seattle, Washington; Michele Mason, Director of Instructional Leadership, University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), Seattle, Washington; Dr. Jermaine Dawson, Chief Academic Officer, Birmingham City Schools, Birmingham, Alabama; and Dr. Christopher Lennox, Superintendent of Mounds View Public Schools, Shoreview, Minnesota
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Leading for Equity: Academic Development Through an Equity Lens
October 1, 2020
Presented by Nancy Duchesneau, a Research Associate at The Education Trust, Washington DC; Dr. Jack R. Smith, Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools, Rockville, Maryland; and Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools, Rockville, Maryland
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: Empowering All Students with Agency and Voice
September 24, 2020
Presented by Dr. Katrise Perera, Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District, Gresham, Oregon, and Ms. Lisa Riggs, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Gresham-Barlow School District, Gresham, Oregon
Moderated by Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, District 214, Chicago, IL, and former President, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
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Leading for Equity: From Research to Practice – Accelerating Outcomes for Scholars of Color, Part II
September 17, 2020
Presented by Dr. Avis Williams, Superintendent, Selma City Public Schools, Selma, Alabama; Dr. Bren Elliott, Chief School Improvement and Supports Officer, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS); and Ms. Courtney Washington, Community Engagement Specialist, Selma City Schools, Selma, Alabama
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Leading for Equity: From Research to Practice – Accelerating Outcomes for Scholars of Color, Part I
September 10, 2020
Presented by Dr. Avis Williams, Superintendent, Selma City Public Schools, Selma City, Alabama; Dr. Bren Elliott, Chief School Improvement and Supports Officer, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC; Ms. Dyphelia Thrash, Principal, The Clark Academy for Social Justice; and Ms. Cicely Curtis, Principal, R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy
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Leading for Equity: All Students Career and College Ready
September 3, 2020
Presented by Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent, Savannah-Chatham Schools, GA and Dr. Christine Johns, Superintendent, Utica Community Schools, MI
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Leading for Equity: Pursuing an Equity Agenda
August 27, 2020
Presented by Dr. Frank Barnes, Chief Equity and Accountability Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC, and Ms. Kimberly Vaught, Principal, Allenbrook Elementary School, NC
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