Center X News

Nancy Parachini and Tonikiaa Orange: New Roles for PLI Leadership

After leading the Principal Leadership Institute for 16 years, Dr. Nancy Parachini has been named as the inaugural executive director of School Leadership Projects and International Partnerships. Dr. Tonikiaa Orange will take the helm as director of the Principal Leadership Institute.

Liminal Space in Coaching

“How do you actually begin a coaching conversation?” It’s a question that has been asked in coaching trainings and professional learning groups more recently, or maybe it’s one I have heard a bit differently today.

Goals for the Year

Now that it’s well into 2023…how are your new year’s goals coming along? Maybe you’ve forgotten what was important to you on January 1, or you’re thinking those goals were accomplished and completed on January 31 with “Veganuary.”

Honor Students’ Names – My Name Matters

Hello, my name is Yessenia. My name is important to me because it is my identity, the name given to me by my parents, and the name I respond to. It is special to me because of its meaning, and it symbolizes my cultural identity. A person’s name represents who they are and where they come from. It is not just common courtesy to be able to correctly pronounce someone’s name, it is much more than that.

When is silence not golden, or the quiet killer?

By Natalie Irons, Associate Director of Instructional Coaching, UCLA Center X I recently reached out to my doctor about some repeated symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion. I teared up as…

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We are excited about the publication of  Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators edited by our former executive director, Annamarie Francois, along with UCLA Center for Community Schooling director Karen Hunter Quartz.