St. Louis Park Public Schools’ team of racial equity instructional coaches received the 2019 Learning & Teaching Award at the 11th annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation About Race on October 12-16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The award is presented to classroom teachers who demonstrate innovative, culturally relevant instruction that engages all students, and especially promotes the highest achievement of underserved students of color populations.
The National Summit for Courageous Conversation is the Pacific Educational Group venue for bringing together the most promising and effective racial equity leadership voices, practices, and results from across the United States and around the world for examination and broader dissemination.
The racial equity instructional coach team at St. Louis Park Public Schools includes Omar Adams (Middle School), Emily Crook (Susan Lindgren), Peter Gerdts (Middle School), Matt Horel (High School), Devrae Hudson (Aquila), Cam Muata (Peter Hobart), Bekah Noble (Middle School), Sarah Reichert (Early Learning Programs), Maria Reyes (Park Spanish Immersion), and Lee-Ann Stephens (High School). The racial equity instructional coaches are supervised by Principal on Special Assignment Freida Bailey.