This presentation will discuss the literature on whether public education leaders' race and/or ethnicity impact their professional experience during a crisis. The project's connection to the imperatives of Covid-19 and systemic racism will be addressed through public education leaders of color' perception of their support, training, and leadership skills during a crisis. The presenters will shed light on the differences between race and ethnicity perceptions of their leadership experiences and abilities during a crisis. The presenters will discuss the experiences of diverse leaders during a time of crisis in the context of institutional support and how to do these diverse public education leaders feel this affected their occupation. This project aims to highlight the challenges and strengths diverse public education leaders faced previously and during a crisis. Once acknowledged, it can then be addressed by ensuring equitable distribution of resources, support, decision-making, and training. In general, COVID-19 showed the ineffectiveness of the systems in place for many years.