UPCOMING: “Building Our Awareness; Building Their Capacity: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain”

I was invited to present to the adults at The College Preparatory School for their annual CPS Day. The theme for the day is “We Shall Overcome: The Continuing Struggle for Justice”, a theme chosen by their student community.



UPCOMING: Wild Leadership: Tending Rituals, Setting the Stage, Embodying Play

I’ll be presenting this 3-hour workshop with two co-facilitators at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference in March of 2018.  This conference has been developed for, “any member of the independent school community to attend, including trustees, heads of school, teachers, and anyone else interested in gaining inspiration and knowledge about the field.” The workshop I’m co-facilitating is fashioned after the Wild Leadership Retreat, a retreat program of the Sofia Center for Professional Development in Albuquerque, NM.


It’s Your Time: Aspiring Women Administrators of Color

I’ll be presenting this workshop with three other administrators in Northern California independent schools at the 2017 NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) People of Color Conference in December. “The mission of the conference is to provide a safe space for leadership and professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools.”



Fueling Change through Partnership: Models for developing budget-conscious equity and inclusivity programming for students and faculty

I’ll be presenting this workshop with two former colleagues at the 2017 PEN (Progressive Education Network) National Conference in October. The purpose of the conference is to “participate in stimulating workshops, engage in school visits and place-based learning experiences, listen to a variety of educators and student speakers from around the country, meet new friends, and re-connect with colleagues, reflect on your practice and grow your understanding of progressive education.”



Culturally Responsive Teaching

I facilitated this session at the 2017 CATDC’s (California Teacher Development Collaborative) Teaching Foundations program. “The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of classroom teaching.”

Objectives covered:

  • What is culturally responsive teaching?

  • Why is culturally responsive teaching essential to my teaching practice?

  • What teaching methods can I use to promote an emotionally stable and responsive environment?

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