Equity requires reflective practice and intentional activism towards creating a more inclusive and equitable organization to improve educator effectiveness, positive student outcomes, and increased parent engagement. Our schools need leaders who recognize that it begins with awareness – of self, of the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges, of our society, and of our school system” (Shields, 2018). Building capacity for Educational Equity requires transformative leaders who know how to change Pre-K-12 learning systems not just improve them.
Peter Flores III, Ed.D. – Director,
Peter Flores III, Ed.D., is a K-12 Education administrator and teacher who advocates for transformative leadership, cultural proficiency, and social justice in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion to achieve equity and access for all students. He holds a B.S. in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College; a M.Ed. from Ashford University; and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from CSU Fresno.
Dr. Flores has presented at the International Cultural Proficiency Institute, facilitated at the Institute for Equity in Education, and co-facilitated cultural proficiency training at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles as part of the Tools for Tolerance for Educators program.
He co-authored ACSA Leadership articles titled “Overcoming Barriers to Change” and “Leading from the Strawberry Fields: Transformative Leadership from Santa Maria” and a chapter titled, The Role of Formal and Nonformal leaders in Creating Culturally Proficient Educational Practices (IGI Global). He is a Senior Associate for the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice (CCPEP) and Director of Equity for the Center for Leadership Equity and Research (CLEAR). He was invited by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) to help develop the framework for the ACSA Equity Academy and served as member of the State Superintendent’s Transition Team for Closing the Achievement Gap. He has served in administrative positions at Soledad High School, and Phillips Freedom Community Day School and Flamson Middle School, in Paso Robles, California. He served as Assistant Principal of Santa Maria High School prior to being promoted to his current position, as Director of Student Services of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District on the California central coast.
21 CLSA presents: Leading Praxis for Equity
Day 1: Social Justice Leadership Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00 pm
Dr. Ken Magdaleno, Founding Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR).
Dr. Magdaleno will explain the importance of social justice leadership to bring about structural and systemic change in education by addressing the effects of racism and inequitable educational policies on childhood trauma; especially that of Brown and Black students. Dr. Magdaleno will explain the importance of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as it pertains to mentorship and the development of transformative leaders.