Advancing Resource Equity: School Leadership Quality & Diversity

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Please join the Alliance for Resource Equity for the fourth session in our (virtual) learning series on the most critical equity-focused actions that districts can take to direct resources where they are needed most as we plan for acceleration and innovation for the upcoming school year. This session will feature Dr. Mary Rice-Boothe (Chief Access & Equity Officer, The Leadership Academy) in conversation with Gilmara Mitchell (Equity Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools) and Peter LeBlanc (Principal on Special Assignment, Office of Talent Support, Des Moines Public Schools) discussing how to support school leaders and develop their capacity so that they are set up for success during this moment of transformation.

Topics to be covered during the discussion include:    

  • Building capacity of teacher leaders & assistant principals to bolster the strength & diversity of school leader pipelines
  • Creating a school-based equity coach program
  • Curriculum and training on culturally-competent leadership



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Gilmara Mitchell, Equity Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools

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Peter LeBlanc, Principal on Special Assignment, Office of Talent Support, Des Moines Public Schools


Facilitated by:  leadership academy logo

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Dr. Mary Rice-Boothe, Chief Access & Equity Officer, The Leadership Academy


If you have any questions about the session or need any assistance, please contact Betty Chang, Partner at ERS.


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The Alliance for Resource Equity is a partnership between Education Resource Strategies and The Education Trust. We help education leaders and advocates work together to mobilize the right combination of resources needed for every student to reach high standards and thrive. Learn more about our vision, our work, and our tools at