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What is Cultural Competency?
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
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What is Cultural Competency? 

Our cultural identity can impact how we act, communicate and respond. Participants for this course will explore their own culture and how it intersects with the culture of their students and the classroom environment. Learn how culture can impact the concepts of additive and subtractive schooling. Participants will gain ideas for further learning and activities around cultural competency. 

Audience: Heads of School, Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Counselors, Deans of Students, Technology Directors, Athletic Directors, Teachers, Coaches, and others who support Advisory or Student Life

Presenter: Dr. Lauryn Mascareñaz

TAIS Member Schools: $35 for an individual sign-up / $30 per person for three or more sign-ups
Guest Pricing: $55 for an individual sign-up / $45 per person for three or more sign-ups

A recording will be provided to those who register to allow for flexibility in viewing.  


Lauryn (she/her/hers) is a career educator who spent over ten years as an elementary classroom teacher in Denver and the Bay Area of California. She taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grades as well as being a literacy and intervention instructional coach. Her passion for culturally responsive pedagogy led her to her role as a teaching and learning specialist with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American and Ethnic Studies and a master’s of education degree in culturally responsive teaching, both from the University of Colorado. She earned her Doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Systems from Vanderbilt University. Lauryn is inspired by the equity-minded educators she works alongside each day, and is particularly dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for young males of color. She is currently the Director of Equity Affairs for the 14th largest school district in the United States, Wake County Public Schools, which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her book with Solution Tree Press about leading for systemic equity will be published in the summer of 2021.