At a brainstorming session after school recently at district headquarters, a group of black school employees sit around a U-shaped table discussing how to become principals. Coach Shawn Burgess, head of human resources at the Pulaski County Special School District, speaks to two women in the room who recently interviewed for leadership positions and didn’t get the job.
“And it’s not what you did wrong, per se. It’s about, ‘When is it my time?’” she said.
“That’s right. Um-hmm. That’s it,” echo the staff.