Leading Equity

Leading Equity


This podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school. On this podcast, listeners can expect to hear interviews and stories from voices of equity in education today.

About Inger Swimpson, Ed.D.

Passionate about teaching and education, Dr. Inger Swimpson has been an educator for over 25 years with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). She has served in a number of capacities including middle school science teacher, team leader, and department chair. Her progressive leadership roles include: instructional specialist, equity specialist, and Director, Certification and Staffing and Director, Talent Acquisition. One of Dr. Swimpson’s most gratifying professional accomplishments lies in the establishment of the BOND (Building Our Network of Diversity) Project, a networking, leadership, mentorship, and empowerment program created for African American and Latino male educators in MCPS.

About Daman Harris, Ph.D.

Dr. Daman Harris is currently a principal in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools and a BOND Project Leadership Team member. He is a certified reading specialist and special educator with experience in academic support, student discipline, community outreach, technical assistance, and program evaluation. Dr. Harris is also an adjunct instructor for McDaniel College and the University of Maryland at College Park, where he teaches courses related to effective teaching methods, conducting research, and educational equity.

Show Highlights

– The BOND Project
– Wokeness
– Intentionality in hiring practices
– Antiracist interview questions
– Culturally Responsive recruitment

Connect with Inger

Twitter: @DrIngerSwimpson


From Just Being Woke to Doing the Work of Recruiting Diverse Teachers

Connect with Daman

Twitter: @Daman_Harris @bondeducators

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

Recent Episodes

  • LE 160: Being Woke and Doing the Work with Dr. Inger Swimpson and Dr. Daman Harris

    4 days ago
  • LE 159: Critical Colonial Consciousness Through Queer Pedagogy with Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

    2 weeks ago
  • LE 158: How to Facilitate SEL with Fidelity with Dr. Lorea Martinez

    3 weeks ago
  • LE 157: Online Learning and Relationships with Mariana Aguilar

    4 weeks ago
  • LE 156: Tackling the Discipline Divide with Mona Elleithee

    1 month ago
  • LE 155: How to Cultivate Global Citizens with Homa Tavangar

    2 months ago
  • LE 154: Why You Need a Racial Equity Policy with Dr. Geneva A. Stark

    2 months ago
  • LE 153: Mindfulness for Stress Relief and Self-Care with Dr. Stephanie Romero

    2 months ago
  • LE 152: Academic Tracking During COVID-19 with Scott Cavanias and Jessica Delavigne

    2 months ago
  • LE 151: How to Create Solutions in Education About Race with Principal Dee

    2 months ago