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Leading Equity

Jun 24, 2019

Learn more about my Teaching Through a Culturally Diverse Lens Course

About Rosa Perez-Isiah, Ed.D.

Dr. Rosa Isiah has served students in her community for 25 years. Currently, she serves as Director of Elementary in NLMUSD.  Dr. Isiah is passionate about equity and access, multilingual Ed, leadership, and closing opportunity gaps for historically underserved students. Dr. Isiah’s experiences as an immigrant, English learner, and a child in poverty add to her passion for this work.

Dr. Isiah is founder of #WeLeadEd Twitter chat and the WeleadED BAMradio podcast focused on Ed Leadership and Social Justice. Dr. Isiah co-authored two books on the whole child, equity, and the power of relationships. She contributes her voice to blogs, podcasts, and books on social justice, diversity, equity, access, and women in leadership. Dr. Isiah was the recipient of the Loyola Marymount University 2019 Leader for Social justice award.

Dr. Isiah is a Solution Tree Culture and Equity professional development associate. She has also presented on social justice topics at conferences including AMLE Guatemala City and Hawaii, UCLACenterX Math Parent Project, SDCOE, NY SPED Collaborative, and EdSurge.

Show Highlights

  • Colorblindness
  • Why colorblindness is problematic
  • When students feel marginalized
  • Being color brave
  • Recommending readings
  • Doing the right work

Connect with Rosa


Twitter: @RosaIsiah

Additional Resources

The Myth of Colorblindness

Passive Oppression in Education: Fueling the Achievement Gap

Bamradio Network podcasts

Education Week article


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