How can families, schools, and communities create equity partnerships in a virtual learning environment? Equity partnerships demonstrate educators, families, and community members acting in concert (morally, legally, and professionally) for the success of students and schools despite barriers and challenges. Dr. Angela Clark-Louque will discuss research studies that report how many families, particularly those diverse in color, socioeconomic status, and ability have strained to be a part of their children’s and youth’s education. Participants will gain insights into how educators and families can create school partnerships that encourage and influence families in becoming an integral part of students’ educational lives and academic achievements.

This session will equip educators, families, and community members with the 7 Cs model for family and community engagement to open access and opportunity while revealing ways to forge more culturally inclusive partnerships. This Culturally Proficient Framework is composed of strategies that guide our roles as educators and family members to provide equitable access, opportunities, and outcomes in a virtual learning environment.

Upcoming Open Enrollment Session Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:30 - 3:45 PM

About the Author

Dr. Angela Clark-Louque is Professor and past Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Technology at California State University, San Bernardino. She co-authored the newly published book (2019), Equity Partnerships, A culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement. In her career, she has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies, Department Chair of Doctoral Studies, Director of Educational Administration, and Director of Teacher Education. Her leadership has focused on urban educational leadership, developing organizational and community engagement capacity, and building a culture of equity. Prior to these roles, she served as a CalWorks and EOPS counselor and mathematics faculty at the community college level, and as an administrator and mathematics, social sciences, and band instructor at the high school level.

Dr. Clark-Louque earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

She is a recipient of the Transformational Leadership Consortium Award, Outstanding Faculty in Research and Scholarly Activities, Outstanding Faculty in Instructionally-Related Activities, and is a graduate of the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership, a national network of African American Community College CEOs. She has served as the Committee Chair of Political Activism for the NAACP and served on the Los Angeles Committee of Honor for the Freedom’s Sisters exhibit and tour at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, which pays homage to a group of extraordinary African American women who have shaped the spirit and substance of civil rights in America.