This virtual roundtable explores school leader responses to race- and religion-based hate crimes, and asks: what kind of preparation is needed for leaders to respond to these incidents? What responsibilities to school leaders have before and after these incidents occur?
In this virtual roundtable, equity-oriented practicing school leaders and professors of educational leadership will discuss: 1) steps school leaders have taken to proactively create environments where these incidents are not tolerated; 2) responses that school leaders have taken when these incidents have occurred; 3) responsibilities of leadership preparation programs in preparing aspiring school leaders to respond appropriately to these incidents.
This roundtable will provide information about how to create school communities where hate crimes are not tolerated, how school leaders can respond to these kinds of incidents when they occur, and provide guidance for what school leadership programs should consider including in their curriculum.
Dr. Terah Venzant Chambers is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, where she is Co-Director of the Urban Education Graduate Certificate and Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program. Dr. Chambers conducts research in the area of urban educational leadership and post-Brown K-12 educational policy, and teachers courses on leadership for social justice and urban education. Her research interests include urban school leadership and post-Brown K-12 education policy, but in general, she is interested in supporting schools in fostering dynamic learning environments that serve all children well. Dr. Chambers serves on the school board in East Lansing and was also recently elected President of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).
Courtney Mauldin is a third year Ph.D. student in the-12 Educational Administration department at Michigan State University. She is a professional licensed teacher for grades K-12, and has formerly taught lower and upper elementary school prior to graduate school. She is a UCEA Jackson Scholar with research interests that center youth of color with multiple stigmatized identities and how their narratives inform school leadership practices. In addition to her doctoral studies, Courtney is a research assistant in the Educational Administration department at Michigan State University. As Junior Representative of Division A for the AERA Graduate Student Council, she supports the Senior Representative to help oversee Division A GSC initiatives while also serving as a member of the UCEA Graduate Student Council. Courtney holds a B.A.in Communication Studies and an M.Ed. in Instructional Practice. She is an avid volunteer and continues to mentor first-year teachers in developing social justice oriented lessons and fostering equitable learning environments.
Continue the conversation with @DrTerah directly following the roundtable in a Twitter #MAPChat!