Early principals of color are developed to create antiracist learning cultures in their schools by identifying and interrupting racism in their personal leadership, collective practices, and school’s policies.
How does it work?
We convene principals of color, their supervisors, and their Instructional Leadership teams for collective learning over the course of three years. We provide support and accountability through 1:1 coaching and cohort based professional development to ensure leaders have the space to heal from racism, learn instructional leadership skills, and implement clear concrete next steps to develop antiracist learning cultures in their schools. We believe healing coupled with effective, aligned partnerships will lead to principal retention, thriving communities, and continuous improvement in student learning and experience.
We are embarking on a new alliance with REACH University. Starting with cohort 4, principals in the Antiracist Collective will clear their administrative credential through REACH.
How we grow together
First, you create a goal for your leadership that grounds your healing and development, after exploring how you have personally internalized and therefore reproduced racism.
Then, we focus on collective practices. Principals and teams are developed to undo their collective racist practices and create new norms.
Finally, teams are able to critically examine their policies with an antiracist lens and design sustainable antiracist policies that become the cornerstone of an antiracist organizational culture.
October - November 2023
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. Round 1: Due October 6th, 2023. If spots are still available after Round 1, Round 2 applications are due November 27, 2023
During orientation, accepted leaders learn more about The Collective and officially commit to the program.
In-person session: Week of October 23, 2023
Virtual Session: December 6, 2023
Leaders go on a multi-day retreat. Cohort 4 launches in January 2024 and Cohort 5 launches in June 2024
Healing and Learning
Coaches observe teaching and Instructional Leadership Team meetings to inform professional development and coaching. Leaders participate in biweekly group learning sessions, biweekly 1:1 leadership coaching, a retreat and have monthly assignments to support their learning.