Perspectives on Black Male Leadership

A conversation about how being a black man shapes who you are as a leader.

Topics: Equity and Diversity

The role of principal can be a lonely one, which is why it is essential to find meaningful support networks. That’s especially true for educators like Edward Anderson, Damon Qualls, and Farrell Thomas of the Bold Leadership Network. They joined us to discuss the unique challenges and successes that come with leading as a Black male educator, and how connecting with each other has improved their practice, well-being, and the school communities they serve.

Edward Anderson, Ed.D is executive director of On Track Greenville, leveraging public and private partnerships to keep kids on track to graduate from high school.

Damon Qualls is a former principal from Greenville, South Carolina, and co-founder and consultant at the Bold Leadership Network.

Farrell C. Thomas, Ed.S. is principal of The Gray Court-Owings Elementary & Middle School in Gray Court, South Carolina.

Danny Bauer is a principal retention development expert, best-selling author, and host of the Better Leader, Better Schools podcast.