WASA is proud to announce the upcoming launch of WASA’s Equity Initiative―Leading Deep for Equity. Please take a few moments to review the initiative details outlined below for consideration in your district in the coming school year.

Now, more than ever, education leaders must take the lead in outlining and executing leadership approaches that center student outcomes and equity at the core of everything they do. Leadership and equity are one and the same. This work is not an event, rather a MINDSET and a way of being that must be a focus all year over multiple years.  

For the 2021–22 school year, Dr. Tammy Campbell will facilitate a suite of learning opportunities (outlined below) focused on how superintendents and district leaders move from talking about equity to implementing equity through organizational design with a systems approach.  

Recommended Reading

Dr. Tammy Campbell's Top Ten!

Equity Cohort

Over four half-day virtual sessions, the Equity Cohort will enlist superintendents, and central office and school leaders to come in teams with real artifacts to examine the major components of effective equity actions that create a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion take hold.  

Registration Rate: $489 per person and includes 14.50 WA State Approved Clock Hours. 
Cancellations: A $75 administrative fee applies for all cancellations. No refunds for cancellations after November 26. No Show = No Refund. 

Session dates/times:
• December 6, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Presentation Beware of Traps and Tropes
• February 8, 2022 |  8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
• March 8, 2022 |  8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
• March 29, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Within 24 hours of completing your registration, you will receive Zoom confirmations for the Equity Cohort sessions and the Winter Conference. 

Book Study

Using the book “Caste” as a launching pad for learning about the WHY of leading for racial equity, leaders will push their own thinking, vocabulary, and moral imperative on this work, while leaving with modules they can take and use with their district/school teams, moving the organizational culture towards equity and excellence.

Registration Rate: $299 per person and includes 10.50 WA State Approved Clock Hours and a copy of “Caste.”
Cancellations: A $75 administrative fee applies for all cancellations. No refund for cancellations after October 29. No Show = No Refund. 

Book study sessions will be held via Zoom in seven 90-minute sessions, 3–4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
• November 2, 2021: Presentation Recording
• December 7, 2021 Make and Take Homework Recording
• January 4, 2022 This session was cancelled due to inclement weather. Time will be added to the last three sessions.
• February 1, 2022
• March 1, 2022 *This session will run 3–5 p.m.
• April 5, 2022 *This session will run 3–5 p.m. 
• May 10, 2022 *This session will run 3–5 p.m.

Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive your Zoom confirmations for the Book Study sessions.

Books will be mailed weekly beginning early September to the address provided in your registration. Please contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org with mailing inquiries.

Regional Workshops

Regional Workshops were held the week of October 25, in Spokane, Wenatchee, Yakima, and Renton. 

Session Resources

Welcome Presentation
Session Presentation
Handout 1
Handout 2
Federal Way Public Schools Strategic Plan
Workshop Evaluation


Please contact Mike Nelson at 253.508.0192 or mnelson@wasa-oly.org with initiative questions. 
Contact Lisa Gehman at 360.943.5717 or lgehman@wasa-oly.org with registration questions.