As defined by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Equity and Cultural Responsiveness are defined as the following:
Effective educational leaders strive for equity of educational opportunity
and culturally responsive practices to promote each student’s academic
success and well-being.
a) Ensure that each student is treated fairly, respectfully, and with an understanding of each student’s culture and context.
b) Recognize, respect, and employ each student’s strengths, diversity, and culture as
assets for teaching and learning.
c) Ensure that each student has equitable access to effective teachers, learning
opportunities, academic and social support, and other resources necessary for
d) Develop student policies and address student misconduct in a positive, fair, and
e) Confront and alter institutional biases of student marginalization, deficit-based
schooling, and low expectations associated with race, class, culture and language,
gender and sexual orientation, and disability or special status.
f) Promote the preparation of students to live productively in and contribute to the
diverse cultural contexts of a global society.
g) Act with cultural competence and responsiveness in their interactions, decision
making, and practice.
h) Address matters of equity and cultural responsiveness in all aspects of leadership.
I have met these criteria evidenced by the following:
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