Teachers for Equity

The vision for Teachers for Equity fellowship is to create racially equitable outcomes for our students. To accomplish this, the T4E team will foster the racial consciousness and reflective practice of the T4E Fellows. With their growing racial consciousness, Fellows will engage in and lead conversations that yield culturally relevant learning experiences along with increasing racially equitable practices amongst their colleagues and school communities.

T4E Goals

This fellowship is designed to provide support as Fellows:

  • Improve their understanding of the impact of race on student learning and examine the role that racism plays in institutionalizing student achievement disparities;
  • Build a community of education practitioners to address pertinent racial equity issues in your school community; and
  • Articulate their stories and journey to a broader education audience to share learnings.
For more information about the T4E Fellowship and to keep up to date on our progress, visit teachers4equity.com and follow us on Twitter @BIFsxl or #teach4equity.

The 2017 T4E FELLOWS

The T4E Fellows have recognized shifting demographics of students, lack of representation in faculty, and a need for open discussions around race. They share the drive to create the best learning experiences for their students and a passion for advancing their profession.

  • Rayhan Ahmed, The Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders High School
  • Ulana Ainsworth, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
  • Lhisa Almashy, Park Vista Community High School
  • May Beasley, Madison Middle Prep
  • Naadu Blankson Seck, Brooklyn Frontiers High School
  • Kenneth Collins, Chattanooga High School, Center for Creative Arts
  • Olive A. Cooper, Boca Raton Community Middle School
  • Edith Garcia, Poinciana Elementary STEM
  • Chris George, Cane Ridge High School
  • Derrick Gilbert, Royal Palm Beach Community High School
  • Erica Hayes-Schultz, John Overton High School
  • Khessia Jean-Baptiste, Elbridge Gale Elementary
  • Zoe Masters, Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • Lauren Moffett, J.H.S. 194 William Carr School
  • Ilona Nanay, Mott Hall V
  • Tazeen Rashid, Suncoast Community High School
  • Amy Ryan, Amqui Elementary School
  • Natalie Sessoms, Norman Binkley Elementary School
  • Alexis Valentin, J.C. Mitchell Elementary School