The Office of Leadership Development believes in the power of convening all principals and assistant principals across the District to engage in shared learning and reflection alongside central office teams. Leadership Convening occurs 2-4 times a year, where every principal and assistant principal participate in professional development facilitated by their learning network support team and by various central office departments.
Racial Equity Leadership Learning Opportunities
In keeping with our vision/mission, the Office of Leadership Development provides myriad learning opportunities to support the growth of equity-centered leadership, specifically with respect to racial equity. Our students and families deserve leaders who understand the historical and contemporary manifestations of systemic racism and how it impacts the experiences of our marginalized stakeholders, and who possess the skill and will to disrupt such inequities. To that end, all of our principals and assistant principals participate in one of the following each year:
- Professional learning series focused on “Self as Core,” which emphasizes leaders’ inner-standing of themselves and how systemic racism operates.
- Professional learning series focused on “Micro Disruptions,” which emphasizes school-level norms, practices, and structures that perpetuate inequities and how to dismantle them.
- Professional learning series focused on “Macro Disruptions,” which emphasizes system-level norms, practices, and structures that perpetuate inequities and how to dismantle them.
- An equity networked improvement community for equity leadership teams turning around professional learning for their staff focused on specific goals rooted in trends from school-based equity audits.
- “Equity Leadership Think Tank,” which is intended for exemplary equity leaders who wish to mentor each other and learn together about day-to-day equity challenges using structured protocols for discussion.
- “Black Male Leadership Think Tank,” which is an affinity space intended for Black Male Leaders who wish to mentor each other and learn together about the specific challenges of leading as a Black male.