Northern California / Nevada Chapter

The chapter includes the State of California north of and including the cities of Monterey, Merced and Bridgeport, and the State of Nevada excluding Clark County.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

Panel Discussion & Workshop

Thursday, April 28, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

One Workplace
Center for Active Learning
7200 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

Equity by Design: Using Planning to Identify and Implement New Standards

SCUSD Students All students deserve access to high quality school facilities, regardless of their socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Everyone involved in the Facilities Master Planning process can and should fulfill this obligation by asking the right questions and following best practices. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn from experts in the field who have taken bold steps to move beyond a facility-centric model by incorporating research and data from UC Berkeley’s ‘Others and Belonging Institute.’ Using Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) as a case study, participants will learn how to prioritize projects not only by referencing facility conditions, but by including a review of each neighborhood’s opportunity status. In doing so, SCUSD now embraces its institutional accountability by creating a systematic protocol to allocate funds that support more equitable student outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the necessary shift from a facility-centric model of school facilities master planning to a model that incorporates aspects of neighborhood opportunity and equitable access to high quality schools.
  2. Learn about the research model from UC Berkeley specifically related to neighborhood opportunity status.
  3. Learn about the approach taken by SCUSD to facilities master planning, incorporating both facility conditions as well as neighborhood opportunity.
  4. Practice using tools to analyze their own local communities as it relates to facilities master planning and neighborhood opportunity.

Regina Stanback Stroud, Ed.D., Critical Race Theory Scholar, RSS Consulting LLC
With more than thirty years of experience as a leader of community colleges, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud formed RSS Consulting, LLC to share her lessons from lived experience as an executive administrator in higher education. Her team provides Equity Literacy Training, Leadership Coaching & Development, Career Development, and Strategic College Governance. Dr. Stroud has a B.S. of Science from Howard University and a Master of Art and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mills College.

Leigh Sata, Ed.D., Vice President, Operations and Capital Projects, California College of the Arts
Dr. Sata is a capital program executive and architect who has focused on educational and public agency work for over 30 years. Prior to joining CCA, he served as SCUSD’s interim assistant superintendent of facilities, where he was responsible for creating a facilities master plan with an emphasis on equity and project prioritization. Dr. Sata has managed capital improvement programs for several community colleges in the region, including Solano CCD, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Peralta Community College District, where he oversaw the startup of the District’s $800 million capital improvement bond program. Dr. Sata received his B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and Ed.D in Education from the University of Southern California.

Anton Blewett, Senior Associate, DLR Group
Anton co-leads DLR Group's Educational R&D Studio in internal design research, project-based research, and data-informed storytelling. He is a designer and educational planner, who’s work with districts seeks a genuine transformation in education touching on design for inclusivity and equity, community-driven schools, social and emotional learning, and the health and well-being of teachers. Anton has a B.S. in Computer Science from U.C.L.A. and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington.

Members: Free | Non-members: $20

Sponsorship Opportunities:
  • $250 – acknowledged as an event sponsor and your logo is displayed on the website marketing piece
  • $500 – all of the above plus an additional printed logo displayed on signage at the event
  • $1,000 – all of the above plus two-three minutes welcoming comments at the tour and opportunity again at the mixer


Event Sponsors

DLR Group

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