Angela Clark-Louque, a professor of educational leadership and technology in the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education at Cal State San Bernardino, will be celebrated as a Leading While Female Icon at the Leading While Female Conference to be held in San Diego April 21-22.

The two-day conference features female school leaders who will offer conversations and stories designed to help both female and male educational leaders confront and close the gender-equity gap by overcoming barriers and creating support factors for emerging leaders. The conference features a keynote address by Candy Singh, a veteran educator with a 33-year career in K-12 and higher education. Singh currently serves as the Professor of Leadership/Superintendent in Residence in the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne.

Clark-Louque, who joined CSUSB in 2000, had served as department chair of Educational Leadership and Technology. Her focus has been on urban educational leadership, developing organizational and community engagement capacity, and building a culture of equity. Prior to that, she served as a CalWorks and EOPS counselor and mathematics faculty at the community college level, as an administrator, and mathematics, social sciences, and band instructor at the high school level.

Clark-Louque earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Pepperdine University, a master of arts in counseling from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a graduate of George Washington Carver High School in Memphis, Tenn.

She is the co-author of “Equity Partnerships, A culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement.” A review of the book by Trudy Arriaga, associate dean for Equity and Outreach at California Lutheran University, says, “Here at last is a resource that will open up access and reveal all-new ways to forge more culturally inclusive partnerships with families and communities …  partnerships that extend well beyond parent-teacher conferences, PTA meetings, and the occasional bake sale.”

Louque's most recent research articles are: “ACSA's (Association of California School Administrators) EDCAL Improving Educational Outcomes for all Students” and “Black Girls and School Discipline: Shifting from the Narrow Zone of Zero Tolerance to a Wide Region of Restorative Practices and Culturally Proficient Engagement” Journal of Leadership, Equity, and Research She is also the author of the upcoming book tentatively titled “Case Studies and Justice-Centered Approaches to School Leadership: Disrupting the Cycle of Persistent Failure”

Learn more at the Leading While Female Conference.