Sharla Stevens transform schools into anti-racist, thriving institutions for academic excellence and social justice! She develops school leaders to bring out the best in students of color and help deter white students from sustaining or embracing white supremacy. Your school will be transformed for the better as a result of her coaching. Schedule a call and  explore possibilities. 

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Show Highlights

  • Historical context of the opportunity gap vs the achievement gap
  • Blind spots of racism embedded in the culture of your school
  • Address the racist elephant in the room with Sharla’s 5 step playbook
  • Create spaces that “see”  black and brown students experience and pain
  • Promote students to take agency and advocate on their behalf is essential education 
  • Create a ruckus and break ALL traditions
  • Put your budget where your commitment is
  • Hire those who know how to clean the dirty draws
Sharla Stevens: Addressing racism in schools

“It’s important for us to understand what our kids are trying to navigate and make sense of. For us to do our best, to speak to it, regardless of how uncomfortable we are. The only wrong way to do this work is not to do it. We need to understand that mistakes will be made. It’s good for us to be humble about that because people like humility. We don’t want perfection. We don’t want you to be perfect. We can’t see ourselves in perfection, but when people make mistakes and are able to take ownership of that mistake and then just learn from it, that’s how we learn and grow. Yes, mistakes will be made, but we need to see the pain of our students, the trauma of our students, and then also do our best to facilitate opportunities for joy.”

Sharla Stevens



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