Dear School Leader, Your Leadership Matters!

Essential Question: Being a school leader in this complicated era has new challenges, and expectations for leaders have evolved. How does the view change by “getting off the dance floor and going to the balcony” to see the full vista and scope of your leadership removed from the daily fray of leading? Leadership in America’s schools matters more than ever.…
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We, Too, Are America 

Is this nation  being "exposed for what it really means: liberty and justice for the privileged but not for the Black or the Brown?" Another name has been added to the roll of Black women and men murdered by unchecked police violence. His name is George Floyd. George’s first name joins Emmett, Trayvon, Eric, Michael, Laquan, Tamir, Walter, Freddie, Sandra,…
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Remembering Emmett and Mamie Till

How can a leader use even the worst trauma as an inspiration for freedom and equity? In 1955, Jet magazine rested on tabletops in many homes of Black people, including the home of my grandmother where I saw it when visiting with my mother. It was in the pages of this magazine that I first saw the brutalized face of…
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There is Genius in the ‘Hood

As a leader, do you see the essential genius of all students? There is Genius in the ‘Hood Have you ever given thought to the genius in the ‘hood? So many young sisters and brothers ready to do good, So many ready to create, invent, and innovate, Ready to inspire, design, and liberate! The ‘hood has lots of diamonds and…
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Tomorrow is Too Late!

“The children of the despised and rejected are menaced from the moment they stir in the womb." How does this resonate with your experience as a leader?” I open my written thoughts purposefully with this quote from the great American writer and poet, James Baldwin. Why are the children of the despised and rejected so menaced? My name is Ronald…
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Now Is the Time for a True Reckoning!

“All you do is keep hearing about fear, but we’re the ones being killed. It’s amazing to me why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back.” ~Doc Rivers, Head Coach, Los Angeles Clippers How does this statement by Doc Rivers inform parents and leaders regarding the Talk? In eight minutes and forty-six seconds George…
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Legacy Matters

How can the passing of legacy batons change and alter the course that we are currently on for the better? Little did I realize that, at different stages of my life, I was being passed an invisible baton  that would grow to become what I hope will one day be my legacy. My early memories of how it was passed…
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