“At the end of the day, my biggest goal is for them to become better people. I don’t know anybody who has become a better person by knowing when the Gettysburg address was written. But I do know people who have become better knowing the how and the why of history… I teach my kids unapologetically, I teach them hard history because I think that’s what it takes to make sure they see the things around them for what they are…we need to break things down to build things up anew.”
Honesty and collaboration are at the center of my practice of teaching history and my approach to equity and inclusion work. I believe in meeting students, faculty, and schools where they are at, and building with them to reach their desired goals. It will be hard... but it will also be worth it.
If you are interested in working with me on curriculum development, professional development, or consulting, please reach out here. I offer a range of services from one on one work to a whole district approach.
“Thank you so much for sharing your perspective, experience, and expertise on teaching a unit in classes on racism... I would love to be able to share your powerpoint with our history teachers who would really benefit from a clear and proven direction for these conversations."
- Greg Donnellan, Director of the Middle School, Lawrence School
"Your presentation, Kids Aren't Too Young, is wonderful! I am currently working through it in parts. Thank you for putting this together and for putting it together so authentically. Your students are lucky to have such a safe place."
- Lauren M. Upper School Counselor, Maryland
“What an incredible and awe-inspiring lecture you gave... I am a STEAM teacher and I am always looking for ways to allow my students (99% non-BIPOC) to dig deeper into the idea of racism. Incredible work, really!"
- Danean Harris, Washington International School
“I have been grappling with how to intentionally begin to teach the youngest students in our school about racism, systemic racism, and privilege. Your process of creating the unit on race/racism was very helpful for me to begin to see the building blocks of how I can do this in an intentional and specific manner, the foundation being a community and relationships to have brave conversations..."
- Kelli Newsome, Teacher, Phoenix County Day School
“I just finished your "Kids Aren't Too Young" workshop, and want to reach out to share about how much I enjoyed it. You are doing amazing work, and I appreciate your perspective in helping other educators learn how to approach race in their classrooms."
- Van Nguyen, Director of Auxiliary Programs, Friends Community School