Five-Day Leadership Institute:
Integrating Culturally Responsive & Affirming Social-Emotional Leadership

Presented by
Dawn Brooks Decosta, Ed.D.


JULY 26 thru 30 at 10:00AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Duration: 2.5 Hrs

Description: Join award-winning NYC school principal, Dawn Brooks DeCosta, Ed.D. as she leads you through Culturally Responsible & Affirming Social-Emotional Leadership (CRASEL). This institute is appropriate for all leaders who are seeking to go beyond the definitional work of “trauma-informed” and “cultural-relevance”. In this 12-hour course over 5-days, participants will engage in the following units of study:

Day 1: Self Awareness, Self-Care and a Racial Reflection [PDF] [Video]

Day 2: Using Research-Based Practices in CRSE and SEL [PDF] [Video]

Day 3: Cultivating a CRASEL Team & Creating a Vision for Racial Equity [PDF] [Video]

Day 4: Social Justice and a Mindful School Culture [PDF] [Video]

Day 5: Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric & The Standards for Leadership Practice Crosswalk [PDF] [Video]


Want to earn one graduate credit for $75 from the University of San Diego?  You will need to register for this free course on our website AND at the USD site. This course qualifies for 1 EDU graduate credit through the University of San Diego. The cost is $75 and is paid directly to USD.

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Dawn Brooks Decosta, Ed.D.

Principal, Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School

Dawn Brooks-DeCosta, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, M.S. in Fine Art Education, Queens College; B.S. in Education, St. John’s University.
Dawn began her service of teaching 25 years ago and has worked as a teacher for the NYC DOE teaching in Harlem, NYC for 16 years and has served as Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School (TMALS) for the past 9 years. Dawn Brooks-DeCosta, EdD will share how to incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy to maintain positive school culture during remote learning with an emphasis on the well-being of her staff, scholars and families through Ruler, Brain Breaks and Self-Care programs.