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April 24, 2022

2022 Superintendent Equity Academy

April 24, 2022 (Principals Conference in Bend)
June 22, 2022 (COSA Conference in Seaside)


Participants will:

  • Develop a shared consciousness of the role race and culture play in leading school districts
  • Build capacity to explicitly and courageously lead for equity and in support of historically underserved students



  • Single Cohort of 30 Superintendents
  • Two In-Person Sessions
    • April 24, 12:00-4:00 @ Principals Conference in Bend
    • June 22, 9:00-4:00 @ COSA Conference in Seaside
  • Virtual Check-in before the first session and after session 1
    • Small group (five superintendents)
    • Affinity based (district size and geography)
    • Time to process issues, share experiences, discuss steps taken
  • Access to facilitators via virtual contact throughout the workshop
  • Participants are committing to the entire experience
  • Exploring a second year option



Matt Utterback

  • Former superintendent of the North Clackamas School District
  • Oversaw the building of a school district culture focused on equity and equitable outcomes for each student
  • Currently serving as a coach/mentor to educational administrators

Jocelyn Bigay

  • CEO and lead consultant of LMB Consulting, a boutique education consulting firm
  • Professional development specialist focused on educational equity and organizational development
  • 21 years’ experience as an educator, school administrator, and district leader