Standard 3: Equity and Cultural Responsiveness

As defined by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, Standard 3 is defined as the following:

Effective educational leaders strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.

Effective leaders:
a) Ensure that each student is treated fairly, respectfully, and with an understanding of each student’s culture and context.
b) Recognize, respect, and employ each student’s strengths, diversity, and culture as assets for teaching and learning.
c) Ensure that each student has equitable access to effective teachers, learning opportunities, academic and social support, and other resources necessary for success.
d) Develop student policies and address student misconduct in a positive, fair, and unbiased manner.
e) Confront and alter institutional biases of student marginalization, deficit-based schooling, and low expectations associated with race, class, culture and language, gender and sexual orientation, and disability or special status.
f) Promote the preparation of students to live productively in and contribute to the diverse cultural contexts of a global society.
g) Act with cultural competence and responsiveness in their interactions, decision making, and practice.
h) Address matters of equity and cultural responsiveness in all aspects of leadership.

I have met this criteria evidenced by the following:

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