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AASA Leading for Equity: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity – The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Leading for Equity

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

Hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association 
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Watch John Krownapple and Floyd Cobb, PhD, authors of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation, as they share insights into equity implementation. In the summer of 2020, racial inequality and injustice captured the world’s attention, leading many school and district leaders to “do something” about its effect on students. For many, this started what we call the Dysfunctional Cycle of Equity Work, which includes a predictable backlash. Educational leaders in many states across the country are contending with this very reality as legislatures in numerous states take steps to restrict efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. In this recorded edWebinar, Floyd and John share insights that will help you avoid missteps with implementation and come to understand how greater success must align with proven frameworks for school transformation.

From this recorded edWebinar, viewers will be able to:

  • Define the phases and stages of the Dysfunctional Cycle of Equity Work
  • Develop knowledge of the concepts foundational to equity and essential to successful implementation
  • Illuminate proven theories of action for equity implementation

This recorded presentation will be of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.


John KrownappleAbout the Presenters

John Krownapple specializes in professional learning and organizational development focused on equitable change. Bringing with him over 15 years of experience as the coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion for a school district of over 50,000 students, John has published numerous articles and is the author of the book Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation (Corwin, 2017) and co-author of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation (Mimi & Todd Press, 2019). John has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and district administrator, and he is currently an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and an educational consultant.


Floyd Cobb

Floyd Cobb, PhD, has almost 20 years of experience spanning the P-20 educational continuum, holding roles as a teacher, school leader, district curriculum leader, and a statewide policy implementer. He holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. There, he is an adjunct faculty member and teaches courses on social inequality through the lenses of race, class, and gender.

In 2017, Floyd was awarded the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, which is given to one adjunct faculty member at the university. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is the co-author of the book Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation, which focuses on dignity as a key component of equity implementation. He is also the author of Leading While Black, an autoethnography detailing his reflections on the Black experience in educational leadership.


Valerie TruesdaleAbout the Moderator

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.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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The AASA Leadership Network drives superintendent success, innovation, and growth, shaping the future of public education while preparing students for what’s next. We are the largest, most diverse network of superintendents in America. Passionate and committed, we connect educational leaders to the professional learning, leadership development, relationships, and partnerships they need to ensure a long career of impact.



Thursday, June 10, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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