Women Superintendents and Superintendents of Color: Why are there so few?

January 11, 2022 at 12pm

Women Superintendents and Superintendents of Color: Why are there so few?

Two studies conducted in the past year examined the barriers for female superintendents and superintendents of color. Both identified effective strategies for recruiting, hiring and supporting more diverse superintendent candidates. Learn specific actions school board members can take to increase diversity.


  • Krista Parent, Director of Executive Leadership and Licensure, COSA
  • Dr. Karen Perez, Ed Northwest
  • Dr. Destiny McLennan, Ed Northwest
  • Karen Gray, Lincoln County School District Superintendent
  • Heidi Sipe, Umatilla School District Superintendent
  • Ginger Redlinger, North Marion School District Superintendent

This webinar is free and starts at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Board secretaries, please pass along this learning opportunity to your board members and encourage them to attend.

OSBA also provides fee-based trainings upon request. Contact OSBA Director of Board Development Steve Kelley (skelley@osba.org) for information.

Slide deck - Women Superintendents Study

Slide deck - Superintendents of Color Study

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