The Storytelling Project’s team of artists, educators, and academics. In each step of professional development, the authors team has included storytelling to connect the unspoken but ever present social issues the staff lives and sees to the quotidian practices of running a school. Conversations about identity like the ones we have at The Primary School are an essential part of professional development that promotes social justice and equitable practices in schools. In other words, storytelling gives the school soul. The authors cringed at the grotesque achievement gaps within the District, let alone when comparing the District schools to local private schools or surrounding suburban public schools. The most significant resource in a school is usually time, and principals get to determine how time is spent: in the classroom, during school events, and in professional development. The authors focused their professional development on what the data said about our society.