Carson City, NV, Management Consultant
It is uncommon for me to offer an unqualified recommendation, yet, in this case, it is warranted. Ask knowledgeable educational practitioners what matters most in their daily work and what you’re likely to hear is “equity.” Ask school leaders the same question and chances are you’ll hear how equity is “top of mind.”
So, while there is wide agreement on the importance of equity in education today, many if not most educators will say they feel ill-equipped to lead staff and colleagues to higher ground. Rare is the individual who has the mindset, the skill set, and the temperament needed to be effective in building staff capacity with respect to equity. Dr. Greta Peay is such an individual.
Recognizing that equity work is more about changing hearts and minds than policies and practices, Greta deeply understands that equity work is an “inside-out proposition.” Clear-eyed and unflinching about the importance of confronting bias and prejudice, she nonetheless meets individuals where they are and treats everyone with respect and sensitivity.
The consummate professional, through her skillful questioning, Dr. Peay makes it possible for leaders to find their voice, stand in their own truth, and develop the knowledge and skill needed to chart a way forward for themselves, their colleagues, the organizations they lead, and the students and staff they serve.