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Leadership for Achieving Equitable Student Outcomes
Dr. Vernita Mayfield, Inspirational Speaker and Author
The past two years have surfaced anew long existing disparities in educational outcomes between white students and students of color. Yet, with the urgency to address the problem comes a host of barriers that can potentially derail efforts. Change leadership looks different when you are building the capacity of leadership, staff, the community, and possibly yourself to understand and challenge the legacies of inequity in schools. How do you champion and lead an initiative so emotionally gripping - that challenges cultural biases, scrutinizes traditional practices, and changes those that no longer serve all students as well?
Originally from Los Angeles where she was an elementary teacher, Dr. Vernita Mayfield found her first love serving and supporting students who have been historically marginalized. Since then, she has continued to do so through numerous positions of service including secondary school administrator, Director of Learning Services, School Improvement Specialist, and Consultant. In 2012 she founded Leadervation Learning. The organization supports leaders at all levels in creating systems that result in more equitable student outcomes using data driven processes with observable, measurable results. Learn more.