Audience: 

District Leaders

How can districts take advantage of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to reimagine a coherent school system that values and nurtures Black, Indigenous, and People of Color?
 
This webinar expands on findings from a recent research study that identified promising examples of local leaders enacting three instructional leadership principles: 1) Families as Equal Partners in Learning; 2) Rich Learning Opportunities; and 3) Coordinated, Coherent, and Inclusive Decision-Making.
 
In this webinar, district leaders from five school districts will reflect on what they’ve learned about supporting instruction during the “dual pandemics” of COVID- 19 and racial injustice. They will share their current and future efforts to center the experiences and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and emphasize family and community relationships to reorient district-level decision-making.   

The panel discussion will be moderated by authors of the policy brief, “Promising District Leadership Practices for Transformative Change in the Context of COVID-19,” Jessica Rigby, Associate Professor, and Stephanie Forman, Postdoctoral Scholar.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent, Federal Way Public Schools
  • Susanne Jerde, Chief Academic Officer, Highline Public Schools
  • Bernard Koontz, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Highline Public Schools
  • Ellen Dorr, Chief Technology Officer, Renton Public Schools
  • Jessica Granger, Chief of School Improvement, Renton Public Schools
  • Dr. Rob Baumgartner, Executive Director of Student Learning, Edmonds School District
  • Tracy Meloy, Chief Leadership and Strategy Officer, Northshore School District
     

Course Objectives

Participants will learn about three instructional leadership principles: 1) Families as Equal Partners in Learning; 2) Rich Learning Opportunities; and 3) Coordinated, Coherent, and Inclusive Decision-Making, and practical ways that these principles are being enacted during the “dual pandemics” of COVID- 19 and racial injustice.