Lead Where You Stand
Using Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (I.D.E.A.) in Post-Covid-19 Schools

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access don’t happen with a new course on race and diversity. Social Justice happens when the voice of the people in the community is honored and embedded into the fabric of what you do.



Learning Objectives:

  • Understand structures that can create equity through access
  • Identify ways to celebrate student diversity
  • Explore moving school culture to embrace and celebrate perseverance



Lead Where You Stand Presenter

Ronald Gonzalez, Ed.D.

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Ronald Gonzalez, Ed.D.

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Ronald Gonzalez, Ed.D. has led transformation efforts at Mount Vernon High School in the New York City metro area for the past 11 years. His leadership has resulted in improvements in student performance, staff stability and community outcomes. Dr. Gonzalez attributes much of his success to building systems, developing teacher talent and using student voice as an agent of change. His doctoral research focused on the impact of seat time for Black and economically disadvantaged students. At Mount Vernon, he has led the expansion of career programs including culinary arts, barbering and certified nursing assistant. Based upon his belief in equity and access, Dr. Gonzalez successfully implemented the International Baccalaureate program with open enrollment for all students.


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