Anti-Racist School Leadership: Developing Principled Relationships Across Race

Central Catholic High School 

2401 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214  |  Portland, OR

Tuesday, June 16, 2020  |  9:00 - 3:00 PM

$200 per team (2 participants per team)

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) leaders face particular leadership challenges in predominantly white schools. We have designed this one-day conference to develop stronger collegial relationships and to increase the effectiveness of communication across racially diverse leadership teams. 

Our goals are:

  1. To develop support and mentorship for BIPOC leaders

  2. To help white leaders improve their racial literacy and be better advocates for equity in partnership with their BIPOC colleagues 

  3. To explore how cross-racial teams can model the behavior we need from all of our colleagues

We invite school and/or community partner teams comprised of BIPOC and white administrators/counselors to attend together. We will start the conference in conversation with a panel of experienced leaders, then we will break out into racial affinity groups. Towards the end of the day, we will come back together and provide time for strategic planning in school teams. 


A light breakfast and lunch will be served.












Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, Ed.D 

Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, Ed.D is assistant professor in Educational Leadership and program director for the Principal License Program at Lewis & Clark College, Graduate School of Education & Counseling. In addition, Dr. Roebuck Sakho reclaims her communal labor as an independent scholar-practitioner specializing in critical adult leadership development through a black-activist mothering lens.  Her current project, Healing Your Leadership, is a framework for both traditional and nontraditional educators.

Elizabeth Denevi , PhD 

As the director of East Ed/Northwest Ed and co-founder of Teaching While White, Elizabeth works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Previous administrative roles include Director of Studies and Professional Development and Co-Director of Diversity. She has published extensively on diversity and academic excellence, social justice, and equity issues. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of London, Institute of Education, a master’s degree from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. She also holds an Oregon Administrative License.










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