Selena
A. Carrión


Selena A. Carrión is an ELA teacher, library media specialist, activist and writer currently working in the New York City Public Schools. Her work focuses on the advancement of anti-racist teaching practices, historically responsive literacy instruction, multimodal approaches to learning using media for social change, the mobilization of parents of color and the equitable transformation of our schools. She is a current parent and former student of the NYC Public Schools. As a literacy teacher, she is passionate about teaching through an anti-racist lens, working to help build and grow the movement around race, class and equity in our public school system.

Selena holds a master’s degree in elementary inclusive education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MLIS degree with a focus on media literacy and technology from Syracuse University. She is a former clinical faculty member at Teachers College, where she continues to collaborate, a member of the NYSED SEL framework advisor team, a digital innovator and DEIA consultant for PBS, and a member of the Advanced Education Research & Development Fund Assessment for Good program advisory council. She can be found at @SelenaCarrion.

Articles by Selena

Pay BIPOC Educators for Their DEI Labor

Volunteer-based DEI teams often recreate the inequities they are designed to address. Here is how to do better.
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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