SUNY Old Westbury Panel of Superintendents

SUNY Old Westbury Brings Together a Panel of Superintendents
SUNY Old Westbury Event

SUNY Old Westbury Brings Together a Panel of Superintendents to Discuss the Role of Black Women in Educational Leadership

Uniondale Superintendent Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil Joined Four Other Long Island Superintendents of Color to Discuss the Challenges Faced by Black Women Ascending to Positions of Authority in Education Administration

Superintendent Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil was a featured speaker at a SUNY Old Westbury conference highlighting the present and future of Black Women in educational leadership positions in school administration. The event, titled, “It’s Our Time: A Conversation with Black Women in School Leadership,” included discussions on the under-representation of Black women in educational leadership, as well as the challenges these women face in the educational community
as a result of their race. Dr Akil and her fellow panelists also took the time to offer advice to students looking to pursue careers in roles of educational administration. The other superintendents on the panel were Superintendent of the Roosevelt School District Dr. Deborah Wortham, Superintendent of the Malverne School District Dr. Lorna Lewis, Superintendent of Hempstead School District Regina Armstrong, and Superintendent of the
Westbury School District Dr. Tahira Dupree Chase.

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