Columbia Scholar Speaks on Equity and Leadership at La Salle College High School
Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford of Teachers College Columbia University presented insights on education, race, and American history during a workshop organized by Advancement for Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS).
School administrators from 40 Delaware Valley independent schools convened at La Salle College High School on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to hear Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford of Teachers College Columbia University present insights on education, race, and American history during a workshop organized by the Association for Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). Combining lecture and workshop exercises, Professor Horsford provided a guide for school heads, trustees, and other school leaders in the areas of equity and inclusion, with a focus on culturally relevant leadership.
Dr. Horsford is currently Associate Professor of Education at Teachers College Columbia University, serving as Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Urban and Minority Education and Co-Director of the Urban Education Leaders Program. She also teaches in the Heads of School Program at the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at the College. She is the author of Learning in a Burning House: Becoming Firefighters for Educational Equity, Achievement and Justice (2011), which received a 2013 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award.A native of Las Vegas, NV, Professor Horsford previously served on the education leadership faculty at George Mason University (VA) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
An independent college preparatory school for young men of varied backgrounds, La Salle traces its 160-year history back to St. Michael's School in Philadelphia and its educational philosophy through more than three centuries in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle of France. La Salle currently enrolls students from the City of Philadelphia, four surrounding counties, New Jersey, China and South Africa.