Edequity’s Edwin Javius Levels Playing Field In America’s Urban School Districts

Edequity's Edwin Javius is changing the educational landscape in our minority and urban school districts throughout California and beyond. Javius has shared his reflections and advice in an interview. Further information can be found at http://edequity.com/

Mr. Edequity himself Dr. Edwin Lou Javius has been honored with the NAACP Silicon Valley Educator of the Year recognition, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 1st statewide Valuing Diversity Administrator of the year recipient 2001 and the Association of African American Educators Professional Development Statewide Leadership Recognition. This recognition is, in part, a result of Javius’s work within the educational consulting arena, specifically his work in authoring several nationally renowned articles on Courageous Equity Leadership, being the Features Speaker in the 13th International Association of Positive Behavior Support and working with low income/minority students in families in empowering student success.

Javius, a native of San Francisco, California, has been involved with the educational consulting world for 29 years, getting his start after providing tutoring to high school students in an Urban High School (1987) formed his desire to work in the field of education, become a teacher, administrator, district leaders and business leader.. In response to a question on the driving force behind his success, Javius has explained how it really boiled down to providing a just and fair school system for poor income and students of color. Ending the racial achievement gap in schools..

Reflecting on the recognition, Javius is quoted as saying: “My greatest achievement is surviving a school system that was not fair! Being honored with the 1st California Valuing Administrator of the year award. In addition, being a leader of educational leaders of consultants to close the racial achievement gap.”

In a recent one-to-one interview, Javius reminisced on other past achievements, which helped build momentum towards the present day. Notably, one of the proudest was to open a non-profit organization Education Empowerment as well as being the Silicon Valley Educator of the Year Recipient.

In the same interview, Javius stated his intentions for the future. The primary goal for the next 12 months, Javius states, will be expanding EDEquity and Education Empowerment services in 5 to 10 states outside California. Looking farther ahead, the aim is to continue to develop successful school design and models to improve school leaders/ teacher efficacy and student outcomes.

When asked more personally about how he’d want to be perceived and remembered, Javius said: “I want to be known and remembered as a school and community leader with the ruthless compassion to eradicate school inequities and institutional racism in America”

Javius closed the interview by sharing his recommendation for anybody who wanted to follow in his footsteps in some fashion, perhaps taking the achievements even further. According to Edwin Javius, the key is humility and servant leadership. Believing in the noble intent of all people despite surface hate and lack of understanding. Success is when opportunity meets preparation! There is no substitute for purposeful planning..

Further information can be found at http://edequity.com/

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