Becoming a culturally proficient leader requires the kind of courage, clarity, and insight that can only come from looking inward first. Its a personal learning journey of will and skill, and if youre up to the challenge, one that will change how you see your school, your students, and yourself as you build your own cultural competence. Consider this second edition of Culturally Proficient Leadership your personal road map for navigating that journey.
Each chapter of Culturally Proficient Leadership invites you to put your experiences up front and challenges you to reframe your story based on multiple viewpointsnow, notably, with the addition of new coauthors Delores Lindsey and Eloise Kemp Terrell, who have their own remarkable stories and insight to share. The central inside-out premise of Cultural Proficiency is that engaging in deep introspection around ones personal beliefs, values, and behaviors in response to human differences is the first step toward systemic educational reform. We invite you to embark on this journey of self-awareness, of moral courage, and of the life-affirming power of human diversity.