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Leading for Equity: All Students Career and College Ready

Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Leading for Equity

Presented by Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent, Savannah-Chatham Schools, GA and Dr. Christine Johns, Superintendent, Utica Community Schools, MI
Hosted by Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association 
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Dr. Ann Levett and Dr. Christine Johns will share their insights and best practices on K-12 equity issues as they relate to ensuring all students are career and college ready. Preparing all students to graduate career ready and college prepared requires that there is ample access to high-level learning for ALL students.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Levett and Dr. Johns discuss these essential questions:

  • What groups of students may be over- or underrepresented in particular career technical programs (i.e. STEM related, business, entrepreneurship, etc.)?
  • What groups of students may be over- or underrepresented in career technical internship and apprenticeship programs?
  • How can districts address these differences with regard to procedures, policies, and goals?
  • What factors may be preventing students of different ethnicities, income levels, or ability levels from actively participating and finding success in these programs?

Viewers will receive a presentation from two national leaders who are making a difference in student success with career and college readiness.

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


Ann LevettAbout the Presenters

Dr. Ann Levett has served as Superintendent of Savannah-Chatham Public Schools (SCCPSS) in Georgia since 2017. Formerly, Dr. Levett served as Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer of SCCPSS from 2013 to 2017. Under Dr. Levett’s leadership, Savannah students are afforded an extensive array of programs to prepare them for career and college. The youth apprenticeship opportunities have been featured nationally as a model program.


Christine JohnsDr. Christine Johns has been Superintendent of Utica Community Schools in Michigan, near Detroit, for 14 years. Formerly, Dr. Johns served as Deputy Superintendent for Baltimore County Schools. Dr. Johns has led Utica to national recognition by promoting outstanding academic achievement for all students and creating a career- and college-based culture. Utica Community Schools is Michigan’s second largest school district with a student enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. UCS students have the opportunity to enroll in advanced programs such as Utica Academy for International Studies, Utica Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology and the Utica Center for Science and Industry.


Valerie TruesdaleAbout the Host

Dr. Valerie Truesdale joined AASA early in 2019 as Assistant Executive Director. She is responsible for guiding leadership development services and programs. With years of experience as an educational leader in roles of superintendent, chief transformation and technology officer, principal and teacher, 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.


Join the Leading for Equity community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.


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, September 3, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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