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Coalition for Leading Anti-Racist Schools

The Coalition for Leading Anti-Racist Schools utilizes job-embedded coaching to support participants engaging in an anti-racist cycle of inquiry and action. The goal is to build and develop the capacity of leaders so they may, in turn, build the capacity of those with whom they work to lead for racial justice.

Throughout this yearlong process, participants develop a Racial Justice Action Plan focused on a problem of practice specific to race from their professional context. Participants workshop their problems with facilitators, peers, and colleagues, strategically and intentionally moving from individual analysis of racial inequities toward systemic and institutional changes that address racism.

*The Coalition for Leading Anti-Racist Schools is hosted by the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and the office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). This partnership was made possible by the generosity of the School of Education Dean’s Office.

      2023-24 Virtual Meeting Dates

  • Quarter 1: Thursday Sept. 14, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Quarter 2: Thursday Nov. 9, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Quarter 3: Thursday Feb. 8, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Quarter 4: Thursday Apr. 4, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Public Coalition Research Symposium:
    Thursday May 16, 4:30–7:30 p.m. CTRegister Now
  • Additional in-person and virtual coaching sessions throughout the yearlong engagement


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This program responds to the need for

  • More equitable and anti-racist educational settings
  • A common language and lens for what anti-racist teaching and leading looks like and how we cultivate climates conducive to this ongoing work
  • Educators in both K-12 and higher education contexts have intra-organizational momentum in developing new (or deepening existing) equity action plans and for activating these plans
  • Inter-organizational networking, accountability, and coalition
  • Communication with the public about what schools are doing to become more anti-racist

Faculty Partners

Abby Koberstein

Position title: Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Sandra Taylor-Marshall

Position title: Professional Learning Manager

Anjalé Welton

Position title: Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW–Madison


If you have questions about the Coalition for Leading Anti-Racist Schools, please email Coalition Co-Director Sandra Taylor-Marshall at