Meet Our Advisory Board!

We’re proud to introduce the educators who will serve on the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board for the next two years.
Illustration by Alex Williamson

In February, we began our search for the 2019-2021 Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. By March, we’d received over 700 applications. Reviewing them, we were inspired and impressed by the work educators are doing in schools across the country.

Ultimately, we narrowed our list down to 31 new and returning members. Our 2019-2021 Advisory Board is a group of educators who represent a range of grade levels, regions and voices. They demonstrate incredible commitment to social justice in their classrooms and communities, and we’re eager to work with them.

We’re proud to introduce our newest Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board:

  • Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe | Literacy Coach | Los Angeles, California
  • Lhisa Almashy | ELL Teacher | Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Julie Bradley | ELL Teacher | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Hayley Breden | High School Teacher | Denver, Colorado
  • Tracy Castro-Gill | District Administrator | Seattle, Washington 
  • Kevin Cordi | Assistant Professor of Education | Ada, Ohio 
  • Toni Rose Deanon | Middle School Teacher | Washington, D.C.
  • Kari Deswood | Assistant Professor of English | Farmington, New Mexico
  • Marian Dingle | Elementary Teacher  
  • Kim Estelle | Middle School Teacher | Huntsville, Alabama
  • Barbie Garayúa Tudryn | Middle School Counselor | Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
  • Maribel Gonzalez | Middle School Teacher | San Antonio, Texas 
  • Kishanna Harley | High School Librarian | Washington, D.C.
  • Angela Hartman | High School Librarian | Hutto, Texas
  • Michelle Higgins | High School Teacher | Walla Walla, Washington
  • Stephanie Jones | Assistant Professor of Education | Grinnell, Iowa
  • Averill Kelley | High School Teacher | Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Amy Melik | ELL Teacher and Coordinator | Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • Veronica Menefee | Special Education Teacher | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Henry Cody Miller | Assistant Professor of English Education | Brockport, New York
  • Alice Mitchell | Elementary Teacher | Hyde Park, Massachusetts
  • Matilda Morrison | Elementary Teacher | Ventura, California
  • Alicia Oglesby | High School Counselor | Forestville, Maryland
  • Sonal Patel | District Administrator | San Leandro, California 
  • Celeste Payne | High School Teacher | West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Jamilah Pitts | School Administrator | New York, New York
  • Natalie Odom Pough | Lecturer in Education | Clemson, South Carolina
  • Marvin Reed | Elementary Teacher | Berkeley, California
  • Kinette Richards | Middle School Psychologist | Aurora, Colorado
  • Frances Weaver | Middle School Teacher | Narberth, Pennsylvania
  • Bria Wright | Elementary Teacher | Cary, North Carolina
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Learning for Justice in the South

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