Course overview

CRSL Disrupting Equity Traps & Tropes

This virtual academy will be hosted online February 21st and 22nd from 8:30-3:30 EST, and February 23rd 8:30-12:00 EST.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Dr. Jamila Dugan

Featured Presenter and co-author of Street Data

Dr. Jamila Dugan (she/her) is an writer, leadership coach and researcher. She is the co-author with Shane Safir, of the Corwin Press Best Seller, Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation, focusing on culturally-rich education environments and transformative approaches to learning. She began her career as an early childhood teacher in Washington, D.C successfully supporting the implementation of the International Baccalaureate program in her school. She has served as a coach for teachers and as a school leader, and co-developed the first public mandarin immersion middle school in Oakland, CA. She currently partners with schools, districts, and educators specializing in equity-centered leadership development and is the founder of Joysource, a culturally affirming online professional learning community launching this year. She has written pieces such as Beware of Equity Traps and Tropes, Authentic Family Partnerships, and more in ASCD's, Education Leadership Magazine. Jamila holds a doctorate in educational leadership for equity from the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fresno State University. Jamila lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children.
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Patrick Jones - Course author

Dr. Muhammad Khalifa

Author of Culturally Responsive School Leadership 
Dr. Muhammad Khalifa is a professor of educational administration and Executive Director for Urban Education Initiatives at the Ohio State University. Before coming to OSU, Dr. Khalifa held the Robert Beck Endowed Professorship in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Having worked as a public school teacher and administrator in Detroit, Dr. Khalifa's research examines how urban school leaders enact culturally responsive leadership practices. His latest book, Culturally Responsive School Leadership (2018) was published by Harvard Education Press. In addition to his urban work in the U.S., Dr. Khalifa has engaged in school leadership reform in African and Asian countries, including a recent U.N. project in East Africa.
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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.

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