Dr. Tia Lites is dedicated to advancing successful, evidence-based practices in teaching and learning and fostering the academic advancement of students. She prioritizes building her school’s cultural climate and expanding the pipeline between middle school students to historically Black colleges & universities. Dr. Lites is responsible for implementing her school’s restorative justice action plans, teacher evaluation modules, cultural development and advocacy workshops, and social-emotional student seminars. Holding her Doctorate in Education, Dr. Lites’s primary practice is utilizing the “culturally responsive school leadership framework” to support the growth of Black administration in schools that serve a majority population of students of color. Dr. Lites lectures on culturally responsive school leadership within her role at UMASS Boston Graduate School of Education.
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