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Dr. Staci Block

San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Executive Leadership Coach in the Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) Department, Learning and Leadership Services Division

Over the past 23 years Dr. Staci Block has served as a county office of education administrator, school principal, curriculum and instruction director, and classroom teacher. Staci has provided hundreds of customized professional learnings that activate teachers and administrators’ creative leadership to innovate and design high quality instruction and supports for all students and families. She brings extensive experience with authoring Native American Studies curriculum development, designing equity-focused professional learning on culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, leading nationally recognized statewide digital equity innovation projects, and overseeing grant management. Dr. Block serves as an educational leader and tribal representative on the California Indian Education for All Board of Directors and California Department of Education's  American Indian Education Oversight Committee to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Block has been a county office project director and key personnel for eight grants that promote professional learning and innovations for K-12 staff. She authored and developed numerous websites, Native Ways of Knowing micro-courses, indigenized curriculum materials, Canvas digital courses with tutorials, articles, quick start guides, resources, and webinars to ensure equity in learning. She helps to disrupt and build LEA capacity to create transformational change through innovative and equitable learning practices with Liberatory Design and Project G.LA.D. (Guided Language Acquisition Design). Dr. Block is an advocate for improving outcomes for underserved student populations, especially for American Indian students.