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Leading Equity

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. Leading Equity podcaster

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This podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school. On this podcast, listeners can expect to hear interviews and stories from voices of equity in education today.
 
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Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Alyssa Campbell Alyssa Blask Campbell is the founder and CEO of Seed & Sew, an organization committed to giving parents, teachers and caregivers the tools to raise emotionally intelligent humans. An emotional development expert with a master’s degree in early education, Alyssa co-created the Collaborative …
 
Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Jason Green Jason Green is the bestselling co-author of Blended Learning in Action and Co-Founder and Co-CEO of LINC (Learning Innovation Catalyst). Inspired by his youth development and nonprofit work as a student at Morehouse College, Jason Green has dedicated his career to creating positive change in ed…
 
Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Carole Collins-Ayanlaja Dr. Carole Rene’ Collins Ayanlaja, a native of Indianapolis, IN and a Chicagoan for three decades, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a parent, teacher, educational leader, and researcher. A commitment to educational succes…
 
Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Jessica Nordell Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author, science writer, and speaker known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity. Her first book, The End of Bias: A Beginning, shortlisted for the 2022 Columbia Journalism/Lukas Prize for Excellence in Nonfiction, the 2022 NYPL Bernste…
 
Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Winston Daley Winston Daley was born in Jamaica and emigrated to Boston at 10 years old. In 2016, Winston decided to leave his career in finance to work with youth. Sports was his first connection point to the US and so that is where he pivoted: coaching, creating leagues for kids, working in schools, and …
 
Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Dr. Shontoria Walker Dr. Shontoria Walker is a graduate from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas with a degree in Professional Leadership with an emphasis in Literacy. Her research focuses on using culturally relevant pedagogy to influence literacy achievement for Middle School Black Male Students …
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Roberto Germán Roberto is an award-winning Dominican American educator with over 15 years of educational administrative experience. Since teaching 9th grade English, he has worked in and led schools from Prek to 12th grades in the public, private, and charter sectors. He has brought innovative leadersh…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Robert Bruce Scott, Ed.D. Robert Bruce Scott earned an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction - T.E.S.L. (1984) - at University of Kansas before starting an overseas teaching career that took him to Ecuador, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, eventually settling for 10 years in New York City and returning to his hom…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Tanika Ray My journey has been filled with dance, acting, hosting, producing, moderating and most of all rich in adventure. …I’ve learned that Life isn’t only about reaching the dream, but also about each chapter that inches us closer to our goal. Ultimately, I plan to create a multimedia entity that u…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Ken Williams Ken Williams is a husband, father, nationally-recognized trainer, speaker, coach and consultant in leadership and school culture. A practitioner for nearly three decades, Ken led the improvement efforts at two schools by leveraging the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Thr…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Arturo Senteno Arturo Senteno currently serves as the associate principal for instruction at Elk Grove High School in District 214. Prior to that, he served in numerous other roles at the district, including associate principal of student services/operations at Rolling Meadows High School, dean of stud…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Jerri A. Johnson, Ph.D. Dr. Jerri Johnson is author of the book “Imagine That! Chronicles of an Urban School Principal." In addition to this she is the owner and sole consultant for EJUC8U (Educate You) Consulting LLC. In the field of education, she was most recently the founding Principal of a PreK-2n…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Rachel Moore Rachel Moore is the founder and lead educator for The Human Factor. Dedicated to making negotiation and advocacy accessible to all, Rachel is passionate about translating skills, frameworks, and proven theory into actionable guidance. Rachel has designed negotiation curricula for the MIT S…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Jorge Valenzuela Jorge Valenzuela has years of experience in education as a classroom and online teacher, a curriculum specialist, and now an educational coach and consultant. Currently, Jorge is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University, and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined (LLD). Thr…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Lewis Eakins, Ph.D. Dr. Lewis Eakins is the Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the Ivy Tech Community College System in Indiana encompassing 19 campuses and 130,000 students. Dr. Eakins has over 40 years of law enforcement experience and has served for several years as a tr…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Drea Weiner Drea Weiner is the MiSTEM Network Regional Director from the Northwestern Lower region. She studied Environmental Science at Northern Michigan University. As a child, Drea was brought up in a “Maker Household”. She and her family were constantly creating, testing, and improving around the h…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Natalie R. Davis, Ph.D. Natalie Davis (Natalie R. Davis) is an assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education and for the M.A. program in Creative and Innovative Education (MACIE). Davis is a 2021 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow and a former postdoctoral research fel…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About UnSuk Zucker a Korean American, cisgender, grateful wife and mother, daughter, and sister who loves to cook and spend time with her friends and family; a dedicated social justice advocate; and racial equity leader. UnSuk’s almost 20 years in the field of education includes roles as teaching grades K, 1…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Damion Taylor Damion has spent the last 15 years applying data and technology to entertainment. Both analytical and creative, he brings a unique skill set that’s in high demand for brands and media companies such as Warner Bros., NBC Universal, Machinima, Mitu and New Form. This means he has spent his …
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Yaritza Villalba President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc., Yaritza Villalba has eleven years of teaching experience in the New York City Department of Education. She started her career teaching Social Studies to high school students in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Yaritza has d…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Kate Kennedy Kate Kennedy is a PhD candidate in Urban Education Policy at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She studies the K-12 American educational landscape, building on a career of classroom teaching and education leadership. Kate's research focuses on politics, lea…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Matthew Kincaid Matthew Kincaid, a former social studies teacher, and school administrator is now the founder, CEO, and Chief Consulting officer of the non-profit, Overcoming Racism. Kincaid is currently the co-chair of the truth and reconciliation committee for the human relations commission serving t…
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Dee Lanier Dee Lanier is a life-long educator who is extremely passionate about issues of equity and inquiry-based learning. A career educator, Dee has facilitated racial equity and culturally responsive professional development globally through the lens of design thinking. Dee holds Undergraduate and …
 
Pre-Order the Leading Equity Book Today! About Abeer Ramadan- Shinnawi, MEd Abeer Shinnawi, is a Palestinian American educator of 18+ years. She has held a variety of leadership positions both in the U.S. in various school and district settings. Abeer Shinnawi is the Associate Director of the Program for the non-profit Re-Imagining Migration, where…
 
Show Highlights “It’s not ready yet” Change strategies Getting started Classroom Culture Instructional Planning Ways of Working Feedback Strategies Assessment Strategies Supervision and Evaluation Reflection Connect with Dr. Eakins YouTube Instagram Facebook Twitter Book Dr. Eakins for your next event Learn more about the Advocacy Room Free Course …
 
About Erin Austin Erin E.H. Austin is a National Board Certified French teacher in Colorado. She began her teaching career in Minnesota in 2002, and she holds a B.A. in both French and Art Education, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction, and graduate certificates in French Studies and Gifted, Creative, & Talented Education. She was a NEA Foundation G…
 
About Coach Victor Hicks "Coach" Victor Hicks is the founder and lead instructor of Coding with Culture, an organization designed to teach computer science and digital literacy through an “HBCU-Ready” lens to scholars in grades K-8. In addition, Coach Hicks serves as a CS and STEM educator in Atlanta, Georgia where he continues to bring culturally-…
 
Show Highlights I’m no longer an ally and here’s why… “And what did you do?” Not doing anything is not doing anything Performative Wokeness What are your motives Am I doing enough? Joining an organization Additional Resources Book Dr. Eakins Are you a Disruptor? Learn more about the Advocacy Room Free Course on Implicit Bias 20 Diversity Equity and…
 
Show Highlights A lot of us have lost our joy Book banning is not new Book banning over the past year Who is getting banned? Kendi’s thoughts on book banning Students are starting to fight back 5 reasons why your kid should read banned books Additional Resources Why Your Kid Should Read Banned Books Ibram X. Kendi on Recent Book Banning Efforts Lea…
 
About Akil Parker Akil Parker is the founder and Director of All This Math, LLC which is an educational services company focusing on building mathematics competency in the African-American community. All This Math was founded in 2017 while he was still a high school math teacher in the Philadelphia school system. For 16 years, Akil Parker taught hi…
 
About Kwame Sarfo-Mensah Kwame Sarfo-Mensah is a 15-year veteran urban educator and the founder of Identity Talk Consulting, an educational consulting firm that provides professional development and consulting services to K-12 school districts, educators, colleges, universities, and educational non-profit organizations. He is also the author of two…
 
About Bro. Henry McDavid Henry McDavid, is the co-founder of KIKIFER’S Entrepreneurial Academy, the largest national entrepreneurial academy producing 6 figure earning students K-12. Henry is a well known author, professional speaker, and business coach and serial entrepreneur. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit started young. While in high school Henr…
 
EDUCATOR THERAPY VITURAL SUMMIT REGISTRATION About Geneva Gay, Ph.D. Geneva Gay is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle where she taught multicultural education and general curriculum theory. She is nationally and internationally known for her scholarship in multicultural education and culturally responsive teachi…
 
About Darlene Reyes Darlene Reyes is a first-generation Salvadoran-American and alumna from Northwestern University. After graduation, Darlene became an AmeriCorps member for City Year, Washington, D.C. (CYDC), which motivated her to pursue a career in education. She is a 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowship Aluma who was selected to cond…
 
About Emily Alicia Affolter, Ph.D. Dr. Emily Alicia Affolter is the director of and faculty for Prescott College's Sustainability Education Ph.D. Program.Prior to serving in this role, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE). Emily earned her Ph.D. in Curri…
 
About Plashan McCune, Ed.D. Dr. Plashan McCune, brings over 30 years of experience in operationalizing mental health practices into educational settings. Her accomplishments are combining mental health and education for better life outcomes for professionals and students. Her experiences include: Serving as an administrator for elementary thru high…
 
Book Dr. Eakins for your next event! About Johnnie Jackson, MBA Johnnie Jackson (he/him/his) is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Supervisor for Marion City Schools. He is the author of Meditating Gunrunner Speaking, Part I: A Black Male Journey Teaching in South Korea. His dream is to diversify study abroad, international education, and teacher…
 
About Naima Duncan, Ed.D. Dr. Naima Duncan is an Assistant Principal in Camden City, New Jersey. For over 25 years, she has provided mentorship to new teachers and professional development training throughout the United States and abroad. Her philosophy is rooted in providing quality instruction, rigor and high expectations to all students, no matt…
 
Book Dr. Eakins for your next keynote or professional development! Show Highlights Prevention is essential Prejudice Reduction Connect with Sheldon Email: sheldon@leadingequitycenter.com Twitter: @sheldonleakins Instagram: @sheldoneakins Additional Resources Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Socia…
 
Book Dr. Eakins for your next keynote or professional development! Show Highlights The academic expectations we have for our students Drinking from an empty cup Authenticity Comfort vs Discomfort Connect with Sheldon Email: sheldon@leadingequitycenter.com Twitter: @sheldonleakins Instagram: @sheldoneakins Additional Resources Annihilating Racial In…
 
Book Dr. Eakins for your next keynote or professional development! Show Highlights Learning about the interests of my school’s community The few the proud Has this been your experience? Cultural Taxation What does educating yourself look like? Connect with Sheldon Email: sheldon@leadingequitycenter.com Twitter: @sheldonleakins Instagram: @sheldonea…
 
Book Dr. Eakins for your next keynote or professional development! Show Highlights What does language have to do with Equity? Language shapes our world and how we see things Should students be allowed to curse at school? Recognizing how culture plays a factor with language practices Setting norms for difficult conversations in class Connect with Sh…
 
About Nyree Clark Nyree Clark is a Curriculum Program Specialist in Technology PreK-6 for the Colton Joint Unified School District. Her journey in education began in 1998 and has been referred to as her “Dream Job” thereafter. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher, Gifted and Talented Education Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist Teacher on Ass…
 
Book Dr. Eakins Show Highlights The Story of Harry Washington When aggressions catch us off-guard Sometimes we miss opportunities Ways to disarm aggressions Ask for more clarification I know you didn’t mean anything by… Share your vulnerability Being confident in our approach Connect with Sheldon IG: @sheldoneakins Twitter: @sheldonleakins Email: s…
 
About Aasimah Navlakhi Having experienced firsthand the life-changing power of great schools, Aasimah Navlakhi (she/her/hers) is committed to ensuring that all students have equal opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Aasimah began her career as a speech and performance teacher in her hometown of Bangalore, India, and now serves as the Chief Ex…
 
About Chanel Johnson Chanel Johnson is from Atlanta, Georgia, and currently lives in Atlanta as a Science Specialist for the 5th largest district. She has served countless students and educators since 2009, focusing on the areas of math, science, instructional technology, and coaching. Whether teaching students or teaching adults, her passion is to…
 
About Yvette Latunde, Ph.D. Dr. Latunde is a Professor in the Organizational Leadership Program and Co-Director of the LaFetra College of Education Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research (CEEIR) at the University of La Verne. As she has navigated higher education and public schools, she found herself needing to engage in frequent …
 
About Nancy Markowitz, Ph.D. Nancy Lourié Markowitz, Ph.D. is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child, where her work focuses on integrating social, emotional, and cultural competencies into teaching and learning across the educator professional development pipeline. She is also Professor Emerita in the …
 
About Richard “Pete” Hill Richard “Pete” Hill, served 22 years on active duty with the United States Army and retired in 2006 at the rank of Master Sergeant. While serving on active duty he deployed to combat in the Middle East twice. He served in both Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. For his service, he earned th…
 
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