College hosts equity summit for local district leaders
The Department of Educational Leadership (LEED) in ECU’s College of Education hosted the annual Equity Summit for Educational Leadership on May 8. The summit was part of professional development held throughout the school year that also included on-site school leadership coaching.
During the summit, teams of educators engaged with the authors of the book “It’s Not One More Thing: Culturally Responsive and Affirming Strategies in K-12 Literacy Classrooms.” Participants received copies of the book as part of the event.
The authors — Anne Ticknor, Christy Howard and Mikkaka Overstreet — led an interactive session focused on how school leaders can engage in important conversations of excellence and equity in their schools.
The summit was jointly sponsored by the Wells Fargo Endowment for Educational Leadership chaired by Dr. Matthew Militello and his partnership with the Panasonic Foundation. Since 2016, the Panasonic Foundation and the LEED department have worked with local districts — Jones, Pender, Sampson, Duplin and Clinton City — to improve leadership practices.