Courageous leaders who are willing to reflect, model, learn, and disrupt systems that fail to adequately serve all students are needed at every level. In this blog, the skills and dispositions of culturally responsive assistant principals are explored and examined as the National Assistant Principal Week winds down. Assistant Principals are leaders that set the tone, priorities, and ways of being at school – and are essential to ensuring access to high quality, engaging, and relevant school experiences for students and adults alike.
Supporting female and culturally diverse leaders takes conscious efforts to lead inclusively and address and dismantle hidden biases. It also means actively looking for ways to inspire their best.
When I was a kid growing up, I could pretty much count on having the same students in my class year after year. I was in the ‘middle’ track of learners. We were labeled and sorted into groups, and locked there throughout our school career.