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Lead From the Seat You're In

How Teachers of Color Can Step Into Leadership

First in a series of papers on closing the representation gap and reshaping educational leadership for the future

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It’s time to abandon the idea that educational leadership is the job of the few at the top. As schools face increasingly more complex challenges, there has never been a more critical time for teachers of color to amplify their impact on students, elevate diverse voices and teacher perspectives, and create lasting solutions by stepping into more leadership. 


In this report you will find:

  • The unique impact of team leadership 
  • Methods for facilitating hard conversations
  • How to cultivate a growth mindset 
  • Tactics in building a strong network


A Series of Papers on Reshaping Educational Leadership for the Future

Closing the Representation Gap - Executive Summary
The face of education leadership is changing, but not fast enough. Representation—the ability to see yourself reflected in the leaders around you—is invaluable when half of all K-12 public school students identify as people of color. By diversifying our teacher and school leader pipelines, we empower more students to realize their futures as the next generation of leaders.
Each of the papers in this series identifies how we can begin to close the representation gap at every level: from teachers of color taking on more leadership responsibility to district leaders building diverse pipelines and investing in job-embedded leadership development for aspiring principals. 
The next two papers in this series will be published in August and September 2022.

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