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Principal Leadership for Racial Equity

A Field Guide for Developing Race Consciousness
By: Candace Raskin, Melissa Krull, Antonia Felix

Foreword by Glenn E. Singleton
A Joint Publication with Learning Forward

The research-based materials and diverse voices in this guide will develop principals into racially conscious leaders and transform schools into equitable learning environments for all students.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071803820
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2021
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: April 05, 2021

Price: $40.95



Enhance your capacity for antiracist leadership!

The COVID 19 pandemic has illuminated deep-seated structural inequities in our schools and across society. More than ever, education leaders are being challenged to take action to disrupt the institutional racism that undergirds many of our longstanding policies and practices. Our students are challenging us to step up and be antiracists who commit to the uncompromising belief all children can learn and deserve an exceptional education. Based on 10 years of work leading the Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership, this book guides leaders to expanding their racial consciousness through self-reflection and provides the tools they need to counter implicit bias and respond to resistance. Grounded in research, but written in practitioner-friendly language, this book:

Focuses on systemic leadership and institutional failures as the source of predictable student outcomes
Leverages research and theory to create a process for principals to build racially equitable practices
Navigates the politics of leadership without compromising student achievement

The practical lessons and strategies in this book will equip you with the skills to implement the leadership and actions that must be taken to confront the reality of systemic racism in education and transform schools into learning environments with a student-centered commitment to high achievement for every learner.


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Candace Raskin

Candace Raskin, Ed. D., served as an educational leader in Minnesota public schools for 18 years as a superintendent; director of curriculum, instruction and assessment; middle school and elementary principal; and high-potential coordinator. Her research on developing racially conscious leadership has been recognized nationally and is published in numerous scholarly journals. She currently provides leadership and teaches in the administrative licensure graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Twin Cities location. She also teaches doctoral courses and advises doctoral students as a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. She is the co-founder and facilitator of the Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership.

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Melissa Krull

Melissa Krull, Ph.D., has an extensive background serving in leadership capacities at a 10,000-student school district for 20 years, 10 of which were spent as superintendent. Her recent work includes leadership teaching and research toward the elimination of racial achievement disparities. She has served as a keynote speaker, panelist, and presenter for various organizations and universities, including Georgetown Law Center and The U.S. White House. Dr. Krull is the co-author of a chapter in More Courageous Conversations: From Theory to Practice (2012). She currently teaches graduate courses in the administrative licensure graduate program and advises doctoral students through the department of Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Twin Cities location. She is the co-founder and facilitator of the Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership.

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Antonia Felix

Antonia Felix, Ed.D., MFA, is the author of 23 books including biographies of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NATO Commander Wesley Clark, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She has taught literature, writing, and seminars on public intellectuals at the college level, and her academic research focuses on the use of expressive writing to develop racial consciousness and process race-related stress and trauma.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures



About the Authors


Part I. Developing Racial Consciousness

Chapter 1. Developing Myself as a Racially Conscious Leader

Chapter 2. Discovering My “Why”

Chapter 3. Research Reality Check

Chapter 4. Racism at Work

Chapter 5. Understanding My School/District

Part II. Integrating Knowledge Into Practice

Chapter 6. A Principal’s Critical Duty

Chapter 7. Ensuring Racially Conscious Pedagogy

Chapter 8. The State of Things

Chapter 9. Good Trouble


Learning from Mentors: Living the Theory of Action by Josh Fraser

Learning from Mentors: Living the Theory of Action by Kirk Morris

Learning from Mentors: Responding to Disaster by Isabel Rodriguez

Learning from Mentors: The Value of Racial Affinity Groups by Nan Yurecko

Learning from Mentors: Instruction that Supports Student Pride, Place, and Potential by Nasreen Fynewever

Learning from Mentors: Looking in the Mirror: Michael Walker’s Advice to Principals by Michael Walker

Learning from Mentors: Transforming Instruction by Silvy Un Lafayette and Jessica Busse



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