Pauline M. Sampson

Stephen F. Austin State University 

Shifting to Fit: The Politics of Black and White Identity in School Leadership by Carol Mullen and principal, Kim Robertson (2014) offers engaging, provocative discourse on the meaning of educational leadership for women leaders of color. Mullen is a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech. Robertson is an elementary school principal in North Carolina. The authors emphasize the importance of a different perspective for understanding the complexity and challenges facing women principals and especially Black women principals.  Further, they suggest that there is a need for a new recognition of skills needed by Black women principals in order to survive and be successful as educational leaders...

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