Equity Leader Accelerator

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Mastermind

February 1 - March 1

Let’s face it: COVID-19 did not bring inequities into our schools.

Our students have been experiencing WiFi and device challenges, food insecurity, and trauma way before this pandemic. Our students may continue to experience these challenge after COVID-19. 

As an Equity Leader, you play a pivotal role in leading change.

Now that more conversations are happening about the challenges our families are facing, it’s time to begin the planning for what education should look like going forward.

Let me ask you a few questions

  • Would you like the opportunity to be in a small group community (6-8 members) of like-minded equity leaders and gain access to years of experience and wisdom from other equity leaders like you?
  • Would you like to surround yourself with trusted peers that you can share strategies and challenges with them while getting solid advice and fresh perspectives?
  • Would you like to develop a plan to address areas such as achievement gaps, equity in online education, social-emotional support for students and staff, and rebuilding school culture?
  • Would you like five weekly meetings that you can participate in virtually with your Community as you develop your leadership skills?

It’s hard to do this work alone. Connecting with others who are also doing equity work is one of the most important ways to grow as a leader. That’s why I’m inviting you to join the Equity Leader Accelerator. A small community of leaders dedicated to their personal and professional growth as voices in leading equity.

What do I get when I join the Community?

Members of this exclusive Community will participate in a coaching/accountability community in which everyone is committed to a high level of personal and professional growth.

This is a small group and will be considered full with 8 members. After that, interested leaders will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if an opening becomes available.

Here are some of the benefits of joining:


  • Five weekly Zoom meetings

  • Educator Therapy Virtual Summit All Access Pass
  • Equity Audit for School Districts and Organizations
  • “Hot seat” sessions

  • Access to all meeting recordings

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activity Playbook


A special gift for joining the group.

As an added bonus, you will gain access to two courses "What is all this talk about Critical Race Theory" and "Framing Brave Conversations About Race and Ethnicity." Plus you get a Disruptor T-shirt.

What is All this Talk about Critical Race Theory?

This course discusses Critical Race Theory: what it is, what it is not, and how this knowledge applies to our professions and within our academic communities. 

Disruptor T-shirt

Show your pride in this work with this free shirt!

Framing Brave Conversations About Race and Ethnicity

Use this course filled with a list of tips as a guide for engaging in brave discussions about race and ethnicity as an educator!

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities Playbook

Leading discussions around Diversity Equity and Inclusion may be challenging when you are seeking to lead change initiatives. This playbook offers 20 activities that you can do with your staff as you pursue an equitable learning environment for ALL.

Meet your Facilitator

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D.

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education.

Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education.

What folks are saying about the Accelerator

It was such a pleasure to gather with a small group of equity advocates from across the continent to explore and begin to tackle issues we are facing in our different settings. I learned so much from my colleagues and would have loved more time with them! Solidarity such as this feeds the soul and is so very important!

-Marna Wolak

The Equity Leader Accelerator was an incredible opportunity for me to meet and collaborate with other professionals whose goals were similar to mine. Hearing multiple perspectives share similar experiences to mine opened opportunities for me to connect and bond with my team on a deeper, more personal level and receiving feedback on the work I was doing was very beneficial for me to move forward.

-Amelia Ramos

I took this from above: Hearing from the Ninjas around their work and challenges validated that we are all facing the same challenges regardless of our positions, geography, or ethnicity. Changing the minds of a nation's people is hard work. It is a life's work. This space offered me hope in our shared experience, and the courage to move forward with the work. Leading Equity Center and the Accelerator Cohort are trainings for making "Good Trouble."

-Dr. Connie Davidson

This program was such a meaningful way to build connections. It was so great to meet individuals committed to building equity across such diverse settings.

- Rachell Arteaga

The Equity Leader Accelerator benefited me in many ways. Most importantly, I gained insight and wisdom from other leaders from all over the country who are passionate about creating equitable systems in their organizations. Sheldon also creates a safe space to share, learn, and laugh together."

- Vicki Nelson


Are you ready to do this? 

Apply today!

After you complete this short application, Dr. Eakins will contact you to setup a Zoom introduction call.