Educational change; power and politics, critical race theory, feminist inquiry, gender barriers, school leadership
This paper looks at the stories shared by Latina school leaders regarding their ascendance to the superintendency in New Mexico. The social, political, and cultural supports and challenges that they experienced along the way to their top positions in school leadership are discussed including the impact of gender barriers, power differentials, the value of their trusted networks and mentors, and maintaining a sense of mission and direction for themselves and their districts. Authors employed a qualitative portraiture design to ensure authenticity of voice and critical race and feminist frameworks to commit to a vision of liberation in learning and leadership.
Salazar Montoya, LeAnne and Kew, Kristin
"Latina Superintendents in New Mexico and their Glass Ceilings,"
School Leadership Review: Vol. 15
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/slr/vol15/iss1/18