An Autoethnographic Reflection-Embracing Difference: An understanding of transgender issues of a high school administrator


As an educator and administrator, we are governed to provide all students with equal access and educational opportunities as a fundamental right under the California Constitution. Therefore, administrators are versed on education law, statutes, and policies both at the state and district level. Yet, what happens when a new situation, which has never been discussed arises; that of a transgender student. How is the student welcomed into the high school community, policy shaped, and possible fears and concerns mitigated? This autoethnographic reflection addresses this challenging, educational yet uplifting situation which arose when a new student decided in enroll in a northern California high school.

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Cheryl Lynn Burleigh, EdD
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