In our executive leaders track, SEF recognizes a need to more fully engage in thought partnership with key decision makers and support their efforts as they work toward addressing the significant equity challenges that increasingly exist in our classrooms and communities. SEF believes that any attempt to effectively address deep, persistent disparity within schools calls for visionary leadership with a strong and explicit equity orientation, a clear sense of purpose, and the ability to mobilize stakeholders in an aligned direction. Currently, SEF offers the Racial Equity Leadership Network (RELN), an 18-month cohort-style fellowship that aims to strengthen the capacity of C-Level school district leaders to address disparities in learning and opportunity for low-income students and students of color. Through this unique experience, leaders will become more knowledgeable, skilled, and effective in leading and sustaining reform efforts in their systems.
We’ve gathered 11 ambitious school district leaders from across the nation poised to address racial, economic and academic disparities in their districts. Read below to learn more about our 2019 Fellows and the districts where they are taking the lead.