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On-Demand Webinar

Making School Leadership More Diverse to Reflect the Community On-Demand Webinar


Building a diverse pipeline of school leaders who are well prepared and supported enables districts to retain the kind of talent that ensures all students thrive. Research tells us that principals of color accelerate achievement for all students, especially those of color. But across the country, districts face a diversity crisis in their leadership pipelines: students of color make up 54% of the national K-12 population, yet 78% of U.S. principals are white. 

A recent survey of district leaders by New Leaders found that most districts have no clear leadership path for educators of color — despite their commitment to improving leadership diversity. This webinar will feature key voices in how districts can take action to make sure school leaders reflect the communities they serve — and end the representation gap.

HubSpot Video


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Dr. Sonja Santelises

Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools
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Dr. Desmond Blackburn

Deputy Chancellor School Leadership, New York Department of Education
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Caroline Damon

Vice President, Academics at Chamberlin Foundation

Tara García Mathewson

Education Reporter for The Hechinger Report

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