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Celebrating Practitioner-Scholarship, Part 1
Fighting the Good Fight – Narratives of the African American Principalship

Originally Aired: ON DEMAND

Dr. Aaron J. Griffen


Join Dr. Isaac C. Carrier and Dr. Aaron J. Griffen, the authors of Fighting the Good Fight: Narratives of the African American Principalship, for a webinar celebrating Practitioner-Scholarship. They will be joined by special guests, including Principal Kennard Branch of DC Public Schools’ Garfield Prep, as we launch a new Practitioner-Scholarship series. These incredible school principals and Practitioner-Scholars will explore the book’s major themes: the journey of the principalship, adverse African American experiences, social justice and equity, and success of the principalship.

Dr. Aaron J. Griffen

Aaron J. Griffen, Ph.D. is a P-12 Practitioner-Scholar with over 21 years of experience in public and charter as a middle school English teacher, assistant principal, as a high school principal, and currently as the Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Griffen is an author, speaker, consultant and panelist, with an active research interest and publishing agenda in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Cultural Responsiveness and Relevance, Culturally Responsive Instructional Leadership, Multicultural Curriculum and Instruction, African American Educational Lobbying, and Urban Policy and Analysis. He and his wife, Karen, are the co-founders of Prosperity Educators, LLC, an independent educational consulting company whose services include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion development, instructional leadership and peer coaching, strategic planning, and organization management. Dr. Griffen can be reached at or @DrAaronJGriffen.