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Rosa Perez-Isiah, Ed.D. 

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah has served students in her community for 29 years. Currently, she serves as Director of Elementary, Equity, and Access in California.  Dr. Isiah is actionably passionate about equity and social justice, multilingual Ed, Women in leadership, and closing opportunity gaps for historically underserved students. Dr. Isiah’s experiences as an immigrant, emerging multilingual, a child in poverty, and a first Generation college grad, add to her passion for her work.

Dr. Isiah is the founder of #WeLeadEd Twitter chat and the WeleadED BAMradio radio podcast. Dr. Isiah co-authored five books on the whole child, equity, leadership, and the power of relationships, including Beyond Conversations About Race (2021). Dr. Isiah was the recipient of the Loyola Marymount University 2019 Leader for Social Justice award.

Dr. Isiah is an Educational Consultant and Speaker who presents on a number of topics including Educational Leadership, Culture and Equity, and Social Justice. Dr. Isiah serves as an Advisory Board member for the Center for Antiracist Education (CARE) and for the Alliance for Excellent Education Future Ready Schools.

Show Highlights

  • The state of equity work these days in 2023
  • Celebrate small wins
  • Connect with others
  • Embrace learning
  • Create meaningful connections with students
  • Remember your “why”

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LE 88: “I Don’t See Color” The impacts of colorblindness in education with Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah

LE 203: Generating Meaningful and Effective Engagement of Parents and Community Members with Dr. Rosa Isiah

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Leading Equity delivers an eye-opening and actionable discussion of how to transform a classroom or school into a more equitable place. Through explorations of ten concrete steps that you can take right now, Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins offers you the skills, resources, and concepts you’ll need to address common equity deficiencies in education.


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