Reframing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work: The Power of Belonging

Tuesday, April 12

10:00 – 11:30 am

Explore how educational leaders can avoid a predictable cycle of ineffective equity work by shifting their focus to the concept of belonging. Learn how to create the conditions for all students and staff to thrive. Reflect on how new tools and technology can help us on this journey – or get in the way.

John Krownapple

John Krownapple specializes in professional learning and organizational development focused on dignity, belonging, inclusion, and equitable change. Bringing with him over 15 years of experience as the coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion for a school district of over 50,000 students, John has published numerous articles and is the author of the book Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation (Corwin, 2017) and co-author of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation (Mimi & Todd Press, 2019). John has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and district administrator. He is currently a consultant for numerous organizations and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Tammy Campbell

Completing her sixth year as Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS), Dr. Tammy Campbell has led the district in positioning its scholars to seize very bright futures. Intentionally planning with the Federal Way School Board, Dr. Campbell will spend her seventh and final year in Federal Way Public Schools mentoring and coaching the succession superintendent. Under her leadership, FWPS has realized both regional and state level accolades with the FWPS School Board of Directors named as the Large District Board of the Year by the Washington State School Directors’ Association, and Dr. Campbell being recognized as one of the 25 most influential leaders in the Seattle Region by Seattle Magazine.

Dr. Campbell’s upbringing as a young girl in the Louisiana Delta, in a time of de facto segregation, convinced her schools are “game changers” for students and communities. That awareness led her to accomplish many firsts in her family including high school valedictorian, first college graduate, and first to receive her doctorate.

At every milestone, she would reflect on her journey and the key people who lifted her toward her dreams. Almost always without fail, they were the teachers who lifted her up and believed she could do incredible things. Dr. Tammy Campbell began her career in education as a classroom teacher and brings over 24 years of experience to her role as Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools. She has served as a principal, executive director of teaching and learning, executive director of instructional programs, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, and higher ed faculty.

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