Pillar Resources

The following is a cross-section of resources procured by our Pillar Development Team, which you may find helpful as you navigate our rapidly changing educational landscape.


A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters! (PDF)

Countering the Adultification of Black Girls

The Anti-Racist Educator

The Value of Inter-Racial Facilitation on Racial Equity Training

Project Ready
Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth. Online Professional Development

Equity in Education
What is it and Why it Matters

Respect – Where do we Start?

Creating a Climate of Respect

Rookie Mistakes
The Interplay of Teacher Experience and Racial Representation

White Privilege
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Reversing Course
Equity Focused Leadership in Action

Conversations with Kids About Race

“Mr. Turner, Are You Racist?”
A White Teacher Grapples with His Privilege

Culturally Responsive Curriculum

Bryd, Christy M. (2016, July 25), Does Culturally Relevant Teaching Work? An Examination from Student Perspectives. Retrieved from Sage Journals

Drexel University School of Education (n.d.). The Importance of Diversity & Cultural Awareness in the Classroom. Retrieved from Drexel University

Cultural Biases

Scialabba, Nicole (2017, October 2). How Implicit Bias Impacts Our Children in Education. Retrieved from the American Bar Association

Instructional Resources

Pratt-Johnson, Yvonne (2006). Communicating Cross-Culturally: What Teachers Should Know. TESL Journal 13(2). Retrieved from The Internet TESL Journal


Romo, Harriett D. (2002). Celebrating Diversity to Support Student Success. ​ SEDL Archive ​ 14(2). Retrieved from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)


Hanover Research (2017). Closing the Gap: Creating Equity in the Classroom. Retrieved from Equity in Education Research (PDF)

Respect and Appreciation of Differences

NDT Resource Center (n.d.). Appreciating and Valuing Diversity. Retrieved from Nondestructive Testing (NDT)