Congratulations to Krischanna Roberson, BSD Supervisor of Equity and Student Success, for being the recipient of The Honorable John W. Buckner Leadership Award at the 2017 National Summit for Courageous Conversations last week in Detroit, Michigan. 

The award recognized Roberson as “an instrumental leader in all aspects of her district’s systemic racial equity transformation process.  Whether it’s developing central office or building level leaders for racial equity, student leaders, or engaging the larger community, Krischanna’s presence and impact is undeniable in standing tall for all students of the Bellevue School District, and historically underserved populations of students of color, in particular.”

The award is presented to administrators who skillfully and courageously establish an equity/anti-racist culture and climate in schools that enables all staff and students, especially those of color, to feel their power and achieve at higher levels.

“This is not what I do,” Roberson said upon receiving her award.  “It is truly who I am.  Being able to work and do something and recognize when I grew up what I wanted to be was this, it is my true unapologetic self, is phenomenal.”

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.