Dr. Trudy T. Arriaga serves as the Dean of Equity and Outreach in the Graduate School of Education at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. She is co-author of My Leading While Female Journey; Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity; and Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency. Dr. Arriaga served the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years as the first female superintendent. She began her career as a bilingual paraeducator and enjoyed 40 years of service in education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director and superintendent.
Dr. Stacie L. Stanley serves as the Superintendent in Edina Public Schools. Stacie has served in a variety of education roles including classroom teacher, elementary school principal, math specialist, curriculum & staff development specialist, director of achievement equity, director of curriculum, assessment, and instruction and associate superintendent. Stacie is a Senior Training Associate at the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice and the co-author of My Leading While Female Journey and Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity.
Dr. Delores B. Lindsey retired as Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University San Marcos; however, she has not retired from the education profession. Her primary focus is developing culturally proficient leaders. She helps educational leaders examine their organizations’ policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. She is the co-author of My Leading While Female Journey and Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity.