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Coaching and Leading For Racial Equity Institute (3-Week Online Series)

Develop the skills and historical understanding to lead courageous conversations about race, power, and equity in your district/school community.

August 4-20 2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Administered by PSESD


  • Eileen Yoshina
  • Matthew Gulbranson
  • Abraham Rodriguez Hernandez


The Coaching & Leading for Racial Equity Institute, a program of Puget Sound ESD, offers an historical and cultural context for

understanding how inequity plays out in schools and provides educators with the skills and confidence to lead more

excellent, equitable schools. Participants will learn to recognize structures that perpetuate inequity, address assumptions

about how people learn, and create opportunities for more children to succeed.


In this institute, you will gather with educators from across the region to explore the role of racism in creating and

sustaining educational inequity. You will investigate the importance of personal and group accountability in addressing

inequity, and practices for increasing community engagement and promoting open dialogue. You will return to your site ready

to implement concrete strategies for building a more inclusive school community where all children can achieve at high levels.


Investigate the many causes of individual, institutional, and systemic racial inequity.

Deepen your understanding of why discussions of race, equity, and leadership matter.

Explore the variety of changes needed to create a more inclusive future.

Identify concrete strategies for building inclusive institutions and build your toolkit to teach, model, and practice inclusion.


  • K-12 educators, school and district leaders interested in deepening their understanding of the intersections of race, power, and privilege in our society and schools.
  • School-level teams composed of principals, assistant principals, educators and community members.
  • District-level, State-level & Regional superintendents, administrators, and staff.
  • University & College educators and staff.

Event Notes

This institute will be conducted on Canvas over a period of 3 weeks. There will be 6 synchronous sessions on Zoom with instructors from PSESD and other participants accompanied by work to be completed independently or in partners/small groups by participants. Information on how to set up your Canvas account will be sent to you prior to the first date.

All sessions 9-11 am:

8/4/2020 and 8/6/2020

8/11/2020 and 8/13/2020

8/18/2020 and 8/20/2020

You have the option to secure your registration using a Purchase Order. If you select this method of payment please note you must secure a PO from your business/central office and send it to Allyssa Zillmer (, or 800 Oakesdale Ave, Renton, WA 98057, ATTN Allyssa Zillmer). POs need to be received prior to the event start. We can accept one PO with multiple attendees in the same district if you would like to coordinate, however this is not required. Registration fees are all-inclusive and do not need tax added. If you need a Puget Sound ESD W-9 form, a copy is attached here: PSESD W-9.pdf

**NOTE: If the fee is a barrier for you, please contact or to discuss our sliding scale for individuals and groups. 


  • Tue, August 4 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tue, August 4 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    PSESD - Canvas
  • Thu, August 6 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thu, August 6 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    PSESD - Canvas
  • Tue, August 11 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tue, August 11 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    PSESD - Canvas
  • Thu, August 13 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thu, August 13 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    PSESD - Canvas
  • Tue, August 18 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tue, August 18 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    PSESD - Canvas
  • Thu, August 20 2020 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thu, August 20 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    PSESD - Canvas


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Registration Ends
Monday Aug 3, 2020 1:00 PM