I am proud to share that I have been accepted into a certificate program at Harvard. It is called the Certificate of Advanced Education Leadership. It wasn’t long ago that I attended Harvard’s Graduate School of Education’s National Institute for Urban School Leaders (see post here) and had an epic experience learning and growing my capacity to lead. I would love to attend their Ed.L.D. doctoral program full-time but moving to Boston with my family is not part of the plan right now. This 24-month 4 course program will help me grow and improve my impact at my school.

The first course is entitled Leading for Excellence and Equity. Equity work has been the cornerstone of my purpose in service to public schools. Their website states that “Learning to develop and sustain standards of excellence with genuinely inclusive, equity-focused schools and systems requires leaders to understand the intersection of race, identity, power, and privilege in society and, as a result, in schools.” (CAEL) I look forward to engage in learning on this topic at this level of study.

I plan to share out my learning here on my blog, so stay tuned!