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April 7, 2021   |   4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us! And invite colleagues!

Thriving, not just surviving: A new vision for the recruitment, support, and retention of BIPOC principals   

Women and BIPOC remain underrepresented in administrative positions. Today, 73% of all superintendents are men and 80% are white. While women make up a larger percentage of principals (approximately 56%), this is disproportionate relative to their representation in the teaching field (nearly 76% percent). The number of Black principals is even more striking – only 6% of principals today are Black women.

The Principal Project aims to transform the education sector by way of diversifying its leadership. Not only do we concentrate on building leadership and executive functioning skills in education leaders who are People of Color, but we also seek to transform the very definition of leadership from the core of organizations’ structures and systems.  Representation matters, and longevity of that representation matters as well. Too often, educational leaders, and more specifically Women of Color in education leadership, are expected to put their own well-being on the backburner. In re-defining leadership, The Principal Project puts leaders’ wellness at the forefront. We support education leaders of color in finding success both in their careers and in their self-fulfillment and schools, districts, CMOs to create environments conducive to education leaders of color thriving, not surviving.  
This session will focus on how organizations can transform their practices in terms recruitment, development, and retention of Leaders of Color with a specific focus on Women of Color. Furthermore, we will discuss our approach to creating communities of care to support Principals of Color in their role.


Join Us on January 22nd at 7pm for

An Evening of Self Care and Connection!
Mind, Body, and Spirit(s)

The CAPSS’ Women in Leadership Committee, is happy to announce our second virtual gathering for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The meeting will be January 22nd@ 7pm.

It’s a new year and time to reflect, make commitments for the future and have some fun. Join us as we care for our inner selves and spend a little time toasting (with the help of a mixologist) the future.

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Introducing Everyday Mindfulness: Taking Time for Ourselves

The CAPSS’ Women in Leadership Committee, is happy to announce our first virtual session for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The meeting will be on November 20, 2020 from 9 am to 10:30 am.

Given the challenges of this year and their disproportional impact on women and women of color, we wanted to dedicate this first session to connection and finding space and time to care for ourselves in community.

During this session, Elizabeth Baratta LMHC (bio provided below) will provide insights into mindfulness, what it is, and how it can help us to find moments of reflection and self-care. She will lead us through some exercises and provide tips for findings time and space for this practice amongst the chaos and pressures of our lives.

We hope to see you (even if you can just drop in). In the meantime, we are sending thoughts of safety, health, and sanity to you and yours.

Elizabeth Baratta LMHC

Elizabeth has been working as a therapist since 1999. She has worked in community mental health, outpatient mental health clinics, in psychiatric emergency services and currently has been working full time in private practice since 2010. She is also an adjunct faculty at the Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, helping to train future therapists.

Education & Training
Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from New York University and Master of Arts in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. She is also a Level 1 certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.

The work is built from the Expressive Arts Training from Lesley and incorporates many approaches; Cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, arts making, IFS therapy, psychodynamic approaches alongside the unconditional positive regard that is necessary for a nurturing space. Starting in Spring 2017 the work has shifted more and more to mindfulness and yoga as therapy, while drawing the experience as a trained therapist.