Lacey Robinson is president and CEO of UnboundEd. A former teacher, principal, and professional development specialist who has focused on literacy, equity, and school leadership for more than 25 years, her life’s work aims to enable educators to disrupt systemic inequities in their school districts and classrooms.
In this episode, Lacey and Ross discuss her book Justice Seekers: Pursuing Equity in the Details of Teaching and Learning.
The conversation includes:
- GLEAM — Grade-Level, Engaging, Affirming, Meaningful instruction
- The relationship between justice and equity
- Justice is found in the details of teaching and learning
- Historical and continuing bias in schools
- What’s hard about being a truth-teller?
- What can a teacher do in an environment that discourages or prohibits explicit discussion of race?
- How does administration create a supportive environment for this approach?
- How do we know we’re making progress?
Learn more about Justice Seekers at www.unbounded.org or find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, bookshop.org or wherever you get your books.
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About today’s guest
Lacey Robinson is the president and CEO of UnboundEd, and the chair of the Board of CORE Learning. As CEO, Robinson sets the organization’s vision for transforming instruction for students at the margins. She is a former teacher, principal, and professional development specialist who has focused on literacy, equity, and school leadership for more than 25 years. Her life’s work aims to enable educators to disrupt systemic inequities in their school districts and classrooms. She led the merger of UnboundEd, Pivot Learning, and CORE Learning under the UnboundEd banner — creating the nation’s largest K–12 educator development organization focused on improving teaching and learning for underserved students.
Robinson is a leading national voice on disrupting the predictability of students’ educational outcomes, and was named to 2023’s Forbes 50 Over 50 list in recognition of her innovative leadership. She frequently serves as a keynote speaker and is featured on Emily Hanford’s 2022 “Sold a Story” podcast.
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. He is a leadership development and performance coach for professionals in a range of industries and consults with organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry to help communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano and LinkedIn
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