In a previous blog post, Marceline DuBose and I wrote about the resistance educational equity facilitators can expect. And it is unsurprising that someone standing in front of a room full of people arguing that perspectives should shift and resources should be reallocated would receive that kind of push-back. But when one educator makes an…

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Marceline DuBose has 20 years of experience in public education as a high school social studies educator, state and federal level policy administrator, professional development leader, strategic planning consultant, and curriculum writer. Her primary focus is equity leadership development and strategic planning, working with districts to improve systems for creating equitable schools and classrooms. Marceline…

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Juanita Walker Hoskins was born and reared in the Shepherd Community of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She attended the segregated Chickamauga Elementary School.  The year that she was to enter junior high school, the integration of schools was underway and she was assigned to attend the historically White Tyner Junior high School.  She graduated from Tyner High…

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Tess Ormseth earned her Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and has taught English Language Arts for over ten years. She has focused her classroom career on building authentic relationships with students to further their personal and academic growth. As a teacher leader in her home district, she works with…

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Jamil Payton has been in the field of education for 22 years. In 1998, Jamil began as a social studies and language arts teacher in an alternative school in south Minneapolis. Since then Jamil has been a family and cultural liaison, academic dean/school administrator, assistant principal and principal. Jamil has worked at both private and…

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Ann Hite worked in middle level public education for 32 years, first as a World Languages and Cultures teacher and then as a Restorative Practices coach and circle keeper. Teaching 7th and 8th graders about cultural difference is part of what led to her desire to study implicit bias and educational inequity. Participation in an…

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Charity Przepiora has had a rare career so far, as she’s been teaching at the same public high school for the entirety of her 20 years in education. She earned National Board Certification in 2010 and re-certified in 2019, which she considers some of the best professional development she’s ever had. She facilitates and helps…

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Maria Le has 14 years of experience in education. She has worked in schools K-12 in both general education and special education. Maria has a MEd in Elementary Education and Teaching from the University of Minnesota. She is currently working on a PhD in Education Policy and Leadership also at the University of Minnesota. Maria…

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