On July 1, Superintendent Sharonica Hardin-Bartley presented to more than 400 people via a webinar on the topic “Heavy is the Head: The intersectionality of the head and heart for educational leaders.”
That talk was part of a new virtual lecture series called #saysomething. The death of George Floyd while in police custody combined with the severe impact of COVID-19 on the African American community led Terry Harris, director of student services for Rockwood Schools, to create the virtual series in the St. Louis region. Talks have grappled with inequity, structural racism and other topics regarding being African American in the United States.
Hardin-Bartley’s talk focused on bringing equity, compassion and authentic relationships into school systems and the intentional work done in U. City Schools to achieve those goals.
To view a recording of her talk, go to www.ucityschools.org/saysomething.