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Leading for Equity

By June 2016, participants will develop a mindset and skillset focused on equitable instructional practice.

Course Description: 

Leaders are not born; leadership is developed and practiced. In order for teachers to serve all students, they need to have an instructional eye toward social justice and equity. The L4E course aims to develop a school team’s capacity to lead for educational equity, using culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practice as the entry point and a partnership-based inquiry model as the extension.
(Note: a school team may consist of teachers and/or administrators)

Keywords: leadership, equity, cultural responsiveness

Audience: 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers, School/District Administrators, Coaches Duration: A few times each semester
Format of Course: Face-to-Face Cost: $200
Units: 1 Status: Open

Location: Stanford University, School sites

Course Facilitators: 

Nicole Lusiani Elliott  Nicole Lusiani Elliott serves as the Clinical Associate for History for the Hollyhock Fellowship housed in CSET. In that role she implements summertime professional development for the history fellows and provides coaching support for them throughout the year. In addition to working for CSET, Ms. Lusiani serves as an instructional coach for the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the academic experience for underachieving students. Prior to working for CSET Ms. Lusiani spent 19 years teaching and providing instructional coaching to colleagues at a high-needs East Bay public high school. She holds a BA in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College of California and an MA in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge.

Tammy Wu Moriarty Ms. Moriarty's work focuses on conducting professional development with high school teachers for CSET's Hollyhock Fellowship program as well as providing online coaching and support to Hollyhock Fellows throughout the school year. Ms. Moriarty's experience includes being a secondary science teacher, a district science resource teacher, and school administrator. She holds a BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego, an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a PhD in Leadership Studies, PK-12 Specialization from the University of San Diego.