AASA Executive Briefing Breakfast: Equity in Action


Equity in Action: Unpacking the Structures and Mindsets that Drive Equitable Outcomes for Every Student

AASA Executive Briefing Breakfast presented by BetterLesson and eSchoolMedia.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

National Geographic Fine Art Gallery
628 L St San Diego, CA 92101
Across the street from the convention center!

Session Description

With increasingly segregated schools, a growing divide between high and low performing students, and lagging educational outcomes when compared to countries around the globe,  it is more important than ever for education leaders to focus on creating learning environments that prepare every student for success in the 21st century. In order for schools to be equitable and inclusive environments for students, educators must take a multi-leveled approach to the work. Policies must focus on deconstructing the structures and mindsets that perpetuate inequities and investing in the strategies and resources that build educator capacity to eradicate them.

Join district leaders and former Ventura Unified School District, Trudy T. Arriaga, for breakfast and a robust conversation about how to lead the equity shift in your district:

  • Uncover how current district policies and practices may be contributing to inequitable outcomes for students
  • Understand the tools and strategies needed to bring equity into organizational culture and instructional practices
  • Discuss key considerations and strategies needed for leading the change management process in your district

Attendees will leave with a copy of Trudy’s book, Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency, and additional resources used to support next steps.


Trudy T. Arriaga

Trudy T. Arriaga, EdDTrudy T. Arriaga, EdD, has been privileged to serve as the first female superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years. Her journey toward the role of superintendent included bilingual paraeducator, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director.

Trudy has focused her life work on the fundamental belief that the educational system has tremendous capability and responsibility to open doors for all students. Her leadership has focused on core values that ensure equity, access, and opportunity for every child and their family. It has been her privilege to ensure that the actions of the organization reflect the stated values of the organization. She has been privileged to not only lead a culturally proficient organization, but to live one.

In April of 2015, the Board of Trustees honored her leadership by naming the VUSD District Office the Trudy Tuttle Arriaga Education Service Center. She retired in June of 2015 and is a full-time Distinguished Educator in Residence in the Graduate School of Education at Cal Lutheran University.


Register today!

Space is limited for this invitation-only event.

Come enjoy a full, hot breakfast buffet while mixing with colleagues and education leaders.

* Invitation is not transferable.


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