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The Thought Leaders

Gary Howard 

As developer of the Deep Equity model for systemic equity reform, Gary Howard utilizes a wide range of personal experiences in exploring diversity and social justice issues in his work leading equity leadership institutes and training. Through the Deep Equity program, he aims to provide educational organizations with the internal capacity to develop professionally for social justice and systemic change.

 

Benjie Howard 

Benjie Howard is the co-founder and executive director of an arts based experiential outdoor education program focusing on developing youth leadership for equity, environmental sustainability, and social justice. He is the co-architect of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES), an inter-generational process for growing soulful, inspired, brave, and inclusive educational spaces and inspiring authentic community transformation.

Wade Antonio Colwell 

Wade Antonio Colwell is the co-founder of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES), an arts-based, experiential and inter-generational process of transformational stewardship of our school communities. As an educator engaging the creative/cultural modalities of song, spoken-word, movement, ceremony and restorative circle keeping, Wade is a rising national voice for deepening relations across generation and difference.

 

 Certified Consultants


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Sonja Hollins-Alexander

Dr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander is the Director of Professional Learning for Corwin Publishing. She has experience in organizational improvement, facilitation of adult learning, and leadership coaching.

Jamie Almanzan

Jamie Almanzan

Jamie works with school and district teams to create more equitable learning environments incorporating observation, collaboration, and changing instruction to best meet the needs of underserved populations.

Waldo Alvarado

Waldo Valdimir Alvarado

Waldo works to organize districts in equity teams to implement the process of equitable teaching & leading practices by engaging professional and support staff as well as parents and students.

Femi Andrades

Femi Andrades 

Femi Andrades has made a name for herself as an artist development trainer and accomplished composer, her unique ability to weave art, education, and music offers a healing voice to the landscape of Social Justice.

Trudy Arriaga

Trudy Arriaga 

Trudy T. Arriaga, Ed.D, works with school districts as they examine their actions with a culturally proficient lens to ensure their practices reflect the stated values of the organization.

Jean Barbanente

Jean Barbanente  

Jean Barbanente leads schools through comprehensive school reform by creating expanded academic and behavioral interventions, more inclusive environments, and open access to advanced placement programming for all students.

 

Lewis Bundy

Lewis G. Bundy

As a consultant, Lewis G. Bundy focuses on helping teens develop the skills to become highly functioning citizens, and supporting the adults who work with them to respond appropriately to their needs.

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Peter Dewitt 

Peter DeWitt Ed.D., presents on school leadership, school climate, as well as safeguarding LGBT students and other social justice topics. He has presented at conferences around the United States and interntionally.

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Maria Dove 

Maria Dove provides professional development for educators on the teaching of diverse students. She serves as a mentor for ESL teachers as well as an instructional coach for teachers and literacy specialists.

Margo Gottlieb

Margo Gottlieb 

Margo Gottlieb is an expert in curriculum, instruction, and assessment of language learners. She works with teachers and school leaders across the United States and internationally.

Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond 

Zaretta Hammond is a former teacher who has been doing instructional design, coaching, and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years.

Andrea Honigsfeld

Andrea Honigsfeld 

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld offers professional development primarily focusing on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for English-as-a-second-language and general education teachers. 

John Krownapple

John Krownapple 

John Krownapple specializes in facilitating professional development focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. He offers educators support in facilitating equity-focused professional learning.

Nicole Law

Nicole Law 

Dr. Nicole Law provides professional development focused on effective teaching strategies for English Learners and students with special needs, as well as culturally responsive and equitable teaching practices.

Delores Lindsey

Delores Lindsey  

Delores Lindsey, Ph.D. guides leaders to examine their organizations’ policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication so they practice cultural proficieny. 

Randy Lindsey

Randall Lindsey  

Randy serves as a consultant and facilitator on issues related to diversity and equity, as well as on topics of leadership, problem solving, and conflict resolution. 

Patricia McDonald

Patricia McDonald  

Patricia McDonald engages educators in critical conversations necessary to create culturally responsive learning environments for all students. 

John Morefield

John Morefield  

As a consultant, John Morefield deals extensively with educational leadership issues, especially as they apply to school principals and superintendents working to bring about educational justice for all students.

Kikanza Nuri-Robbins

Kikanza Nuri-Robins  

Kikanza helps clients to close the gap between what they say they are and what they actually do. She helps organizations in transition, focusing on leadership development, change management, and cultural proficiency.

Ricky Robertson

Ricky Roberston

Ricky Robertson coaches educators in developing a relationship-based approach to teaching and learning that inspires transformation through compassion, humor, deep listening, and “real talk.”

Victoria Romero

Victoria Romero 

Victoria Romero coaches administrators, directors, principals, vice principals, and school leadership teams for equity and sustainable school improvement. 

Glenn Singleton

Glenn Singleton 

Glenn Singleton delivers professional development for educators focused on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and implementing strategies for eliminating racial achievement disparities in schools.

Diane Fenner-Staehr

Diane Fenner-Staehr  

Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner is dedicated to the achievement of English Learners (ELs). She provides professional development, designs curriculum, conducts research, and serves clients through technical assistance. 

Diana Stephens

Diana Stephens 

Diana L. Stephens, Ph.D. conducts professional development workshops guided by the belief that understanding diverse perspectives of all humankind is essential in achieving personal and organizational success.

Raymond Terrell

Raymond Terrell 

As a consultant, Raymond Terrell engages his participants using strategies and tools needed for districts to embed cultural proficiency into schools’ academic cultures. 

Gail Thompson

Gail Thompson  

Dr. Gail L. Thompson helps participants discover the role that negative beliefs play in the quality of instruction that African-American K-12 students often receive and strategies to combat that schooling experience.

Rufus Thompson

Rufus Thompson 

Rufus Thompson is a retired K-12 educator, coach, adjunct professor, and Technology Coordinator. His goal is to empower students, teachers, and administrators to use technology to enhance their instruction and daily life.

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson  

Tommy Thompson is an experienced educational leader and consultant that works with school districts throughout the United States on issues of equity.

Moses Velasco

Moses Velasco 

Moses Velasco is a Professional Learning Leader passionate about the critical role teachers play in improving education by expanding their understanding and exercise of leadership and influence

 

 

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