Marceline DuBose: Founder and Lead Equity Specialist

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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Dr. Juanita Walker Hoskins: Lead Equity Specialist

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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Conversations with Colleagues: Calling Out Inequities

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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Tess Ormseth: Lead Equity Specialist

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: Lead Equity Specialist

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: Lead Equity Specialist

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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T. Gertrude Jenkins: Lead Equity Specialist

A 13-year educator, specializing in grades 9-12 Language Arts. Over the course of her career, she’s taught in Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; and Redwood City, CA. Jenkins is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of San Francisco as part of the International & Multicultural Education program in the School of Education. Her research focuses…

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Eghosa Obaizamomwan Hamilton: Lead Equity Specialist

A first generation Nigerian originally from Sacramento. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of San Francisco as part of the International & Multicultural Education program in the School of Education.   She is moving towards her 13th year of teaching with a focus on social justice and…

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Charity Przepiora: Lead Equity Specialist

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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