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Leading for Equity: Data-Driven Equity Audits and District Protocols for Success

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Leading for Equity

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

Hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association 
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Dr. Leila Nuland, Managing Director of K-12 Research Team at Hanover Research, present best practices on the importance of equity audits and share frameworks districts can use to implement equity agendas that bring about real change. Current data trends are shared. Nationally recognized school leaders, Dr. Daryl Camp, Superintendent of San Lorenzo Unified School District, (San Lorenzo, CA), and Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools (Alexandria, VA), share examples of how their districts are putting research into action.

Essential questions include:

  • To what extent is the district offering a diverse and inclusive environment?
  • To what extent do the district’s administrative and fiscal policies and practices ensure an equitable work and learning environment?
  • To what extent do the district’s resource practices and policies establish an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment?
  • To what extent do the district’s curriculum and instruction policies and practices cultivate an equitable work and learning environment?
  • In what ways can the district support changes to school and classroom curricula and practices?

Viewers will learn about strategies to address systemic disparities and inequities in order to benefit all students.


Leila NulandAbout the Presenters

Dr. Leila Nuland is a research professional with 16 years of experience working with public school district leaders in an advisory capacity. She has broad experience in research design and execution, including instrument and protocol design and data collection management. Further, she has extensive training and experience with design-based research, equity audits, and staff professional development. As Managing Director of the K12 Research Team at Hanover Research, she manages a team of 40+ advisors and analysts who partner with hundreds of district leaders from across the country. She and her team have a breadth of experience designing equity audits and supporting district leaders enact reform efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Early in her career, she was a 9th grade history teacher in Meriden, CT where she piloted a Ninth Grade Academy model to support diverse learners.

Dr. Nuland earned a B.S.Ed. at Central Connecticut State University, an M.A. at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.



Daryl CampDr. Daryl F. Camp began serving as the superintendent of the San Lorenzo Unified School District in 2019. Previously, he served for seven years as the superintendent of the Riverbank Unified School District. Prior to 2012, he served as the assistant superintendent of educational services for the Riverbank Unified School District. Under his leadership, student learning in Riverbank USD improved and opportunities for students have expanded.

Camp served on the CSBA’s Superintendents’ Advisory Council from 2013 to 2016. In 2015, he served as the president of Region 7 of the Association of California School Administrators. In 2008, he received the Valuing Diversity Award from ACSA and the following year his article Talking about Racism in Our Schools was published in ACSA’s Leadership magazine. Dr. Camp currently serves as the president of the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA).

Camp teaches the Setting Direction module in CSBA’s Masters in Governance program. He is also a governance consultant with CSBA’s Governance Consulting Services, developing customized board development workshops for governance teams.

He earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College, his master’s degree at California State University, Hayward, and his doctorate degree in educational leadership at California State University, Sacramento. Camp graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse College and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa scholar society.


Gregory Hutchings

Prior to becoming a superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings was the director of pre-K-12 initiatives and director of middle school programs with ACPS, where he launched the candidacy phase of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, which has since been implemented at Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School. He also worked collaboratively with the curriculum department on the implementation of the new middle school curricula in ACPS.

In 2013, he became superintendent of Shaker Heights Schools, located in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Under his leadership, he collaborated with community stakeholders, administrators and teachers to close the achievement gap and ensure that students of all backgrounds had access to the resources, tools and opportunities needed to succeed. He became one of only eight superintendents in North America to lead a district offering the IB programme for all students at all grade levels, including pre-K. Dr. Hutchings also worked closely with school board members and administrators to develop and execute a strategic plan to realize the district’s goals. He served five years as a superintendent before returning to ACPS as superintendent in July 2018. In the same year, he was selected for the National Superintendent of the Year Award by the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

An experienced educator and administrator, Dr. Hutchings served as a teacher and in leadership roles at the middle and high school levels as well as in central office administrative positions. He began his teaching career in Manassas at Prince William County Public Schools and then served as an assistant middle school principal with Chesterfield County Public Schools, near Richmond. In Nashville, Tennessee, he was promoted from an assistant high school principal to middle school principal. He was named Tennessee Middle School Principal of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools for his role in increasing student achievement and becoming the number one middle school in metropolitan Nashville based on value-added.

Dr. Hutchings holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Old Dominion University and a master’s in educational leadership from George Mason University. He earned a doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership in 2010 from the College of William and Mary.


Valerie TruesdaleAbout the Host

Dr. Valerie Truesdale joined AASA early in 2019 as the assistant executive director responsible for guiding leadership development services and programs. With years of experience in the superintendency and roles in instructional technology, she knows that AASA’s Leadership Network can be a substantial resource for school leaders trying to keep pace with the rapidly changing delivery of K-12 education.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020
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