Nancy Akhavan is a sought after author and speaker who works with teachers and leaders across the U.S. Nationally, Nancy provides professional development and consulting to organizations, schools and school districts.
Jamie is a facilitator, teacher, curriculum developer and leadership coach currently working as an equity focused Leadership Coach and is the founder of The Equity Collaborative in Oakland, California. Prior to leading The Equity Collaborative he held the position of Senior Coach at the National Equity Project, in Oakland CA.
Waldo Alvarado is the Director of Equity & Diversity at the Reading School District in PA. He brings to this position over 30 years of combined teaching, counseling, consulting, and school administration experience. He holds PA certifications as K-12 Principal and as Secondary School Counselor.
Willie Adams is a dedicated educator with an undying passion for equity in education. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Irvine, in 1996 and his Masters of Arts in Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults from the University of San Francisco in 2008.