Education leaders have faced an unprecedented set of challenges over the past two years. In her new Kappan article Leading Through Crisis, The Leadership Academy Executive Director of Innovation & Operations Carole Learned-Miller turns to veteran education leaders for the leadership moves that helped them navigate crises like the Covid-19 pandemic and pushback on equity and culturally responsive education initiatives.

“School and school system leaders have had to figure out how to respond to these controversies, all while continuing the already difficult work of providing the best education possible for their students,” writes Learned-Miller.

With insights from former NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter; former superintendent of Richardson Independent School District Jeannie Stone; Leadership Academy CEO Nancy Gutiérrez; and former Denver Superintendent Susana Cordova, Learned-Miller names and explores practices such as building trust, transparency in decision-making, being true to one’s values, and offering hope.

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