“Only 20% of principals across the country are leaders of color, so how do we create a safe space for these leaders? The goal is to have principals of color staying in those seats longer or moving into roles within school systems that are suited to their skill set and ambitions,” said Equity Officer Dr. Mary Rice-Boothe on Education Talk Radio, a podcast hosted by The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

As a featured podcast guest alongside The Leadership Academy’s National Designer and Facilitator Dr. Anthony Alston, Dr. Rice-Boothe discussed The Leadership Academy’s groundbreaking new Principals of Color Collective. This virtual community supports connection and resource-sharing, inviting principals of color to engage in meaningful discussions around racial healing, leading through a pandemic, and building and sustaining equitable schools.

“The Principals of Color Collective is a by-us, for-us initiative that provides the space and training for principals to support other principals and create equitable schools for their students,” said Dr. Rice Boothe. There is no cost to join the collective, and school principals of color can register here.

Listen to Dr. Rice-Boothe and Dr. Alston discuss the Principals of Color Collective here.