SST11 will offer a three-part professional learning opportunity for school leaders and educators. In order to be culturally responsive, we must first be culturally aware and sensitive to the historical experiences of certain student populations. The first two sessions of the series are designed to increase educator’s knowledge related to how race has been used as a tool for exclusion in education and as individuals and educators how we personally refashion those tools. We will unpack how certain practices impact our Black students and their families and consider a framework for identifying and addressing institutionalized educational inequities. This professional development is geared toward administrators and educators. The May session is especially beneficial for teachers to learn how to apply an intervention model.