Creating a Culture of Innovation and Equity

Today’s school and district leaders are facing more challenges than ever before. Inequitable funding, political pressures, and the realities of the pandemic seemingly force leaders to navigate unchartered territory on a regular basis. Simultaneously, the current speed of technological breakthroughs has led to the coming age of workplace automation, dramatically altering the world of work that our students will enter upon graduation. With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, school and district leaders must work tirelessly to break many patterns of the past, while creating K-12 experiences that are both modern and relevant. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a redesigned learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is more personal and authentic, where each child has a voice, and their passions and interests are valued. To prepare our students to be future ready, we must lead the needed transformation by creating a culture of innovation, while ensuring equity in access and opportunity for all.