Considerations for school leaders serving US immigrant communities in the global pandemic

Rebecca Lowenhaupt

Purpose – In this commentary, the authors consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted immigrant education and professional communities in schools, discussing the implications of these shifts for school leaders in the United States.

Design/methodology/approach – After providing an overview of relevant issues, the authors explore four specific areas for leaders to reflect on in their work.

Findings – The pandemic presents so many challenges to immigrant communities and educators. The reshaping of professional community in schools can help ameliorate these issues.

Originality/value – Our commentary contributes some initial insights to the evolving equity issues emerging in the midst of pandemic

Journal of Professional Capital and Community

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