EQUITYx: Whiteness - A Barrier to your School's Equity Goals 

  • Dr. Katie Pekel
  • February 6, 2024
  • 6:00-7:00 pm CT
Write your awesome label here.
Watch the recording of this event by clicking this button:
Event overview
Whiteness –defined as structural arrangements and ideologies of race dominance – is a significant barrier to achieving educational equity in schools and districts, and Whiteness functions in every aspect of schooling. Yet the influence of whiteness often goes unnoticed and unaddressed in schools and school systems. This special event in our EQUITYx Series features the scholarly and applied work of Dr. Katie Pekel, the Principal in Residence for the University of Minnesota, who will present research and practice to help you better understand the root causes of inequitable outcomes in school systems. Join Dr. Pekel and the CRSLI team for a short presentation, facilitated interview, and time for Q & A as well as digital downloads to help you deepen your leadership work and engagement in culturally responsive practices. 

What is EQUITYx?

In the busy educational professional landscape, we can be overwhelmed by information and struggle to distill the latest research and its implications for socially just practice. EQUITYx solves for this problem by bringing you leading scholars in educational equity, antiracism and social justice in a distilled and practitioner-focused format. Each hour-long EQUITYx session includes:
Image: Vectorjuice
Patrick Jones - Course author

Katie Pekel, Ed.D

Co-Founder of the CRSLI Legacy Academy
Dr. Katie Pekel, is the Principal in Residence for the University of Minnesota. In this role Dr. Pekel serves as the department’s direct connection between the fields of research and practice in PK-12 education. She leads the Minnesota Principals Academy, co-directs the Urban Leadership Academy, developed the University’s District Leadership Academy with Dr. Kim Gibbons and the Culturally Responsive School Leadership Academy with colleague Dr. Muhammad Khalifa. Dr. Pekel also serves as a graduate coordinator or the Educational Policy and Leadership track within the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development. She teaches courses for aspiring school principals and doctoral students and coordinates the Executive PhD cohort for educational leaders. Dr. Pekel has also worked with the University’s College Readiness Consortium guiding school principals and leadership teams from over 150 schools across Minnesota on their implementation of Ramp-Up to Readiness™, the University’s school-wide college readiness program for students in grades 6-12. Dr. Pekel has served at all levels of K-12 education first as a high school English teacher, as an elementary principal and most recently as a middle school principal for six years in Austin, MN.

Ready to Enroll?

Space is limited: Save your spot now!