Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
This teaching case study takes place in an American middle school and tells the story of Dorah, a refugee student from the Republic of Congo who experienced severe trauma. At Lincoln Middle School, the principal and her teachers encounter difficulties serving their refugee students adequately because of their lack of cultural proficiency. This case aims to help leaders in diverse contexts understand how to embrace and advocate for different cultures, beliefs, and norms to increase the cultural wealth of their communities. To achieve this goal, I provide a cultural proficiency model and a trauma-invested framework.
educational leadership, culturally proficient leadership, PK–12, refugee students, Republic of Congo
Brion, Corinne, "Using a Culturally Proficient Leadership Lens to Effectively Serve Refugee Students" (2021). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 262.