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Passionate About Inspiring Others to Do Antiracist Work

For educators: Do you know the difference between social justice education, culturally responsive teaching, decolonizing a curriculum, multicultural education, and antiracist school practices? Many school leaders think of all of the above as pretty much the same thing. However, there are practical and philosophical differences when considering implementing these programs and practices. What you prioritize depends on many factors.

For parents: Are you afraid that you will say the wrong thing when your child makes an observation about someone with a visible difference while you are in public? For example, what would you say if your child asks, "why is that person's skin dirty?" Or "why do those people speak like that?" Do you shush your child? What should you do? What should you say if the observation is offensive to others? The answers to these questions have to do with developing your own racial and ethnic identity. Comfort handling these situations will grow as you become more knowledgeable about the history of systemic racism, and the other types of biases that exist in yourself and in society. You will begin to see your child's curiosity as an opportunity to teach about where you stand as an active antiracist parent and member of your community.   

For all: Do you want to learn how to build antiracism coalitions, coalitions who will re-imagine our existing systems of power in schools and in our communities so that we all truly honor the dignity, joy, and childhood of all children alike?  

Certifications and Degrees

  • Educational Administration Certificate - State of Florida

  • Diversity Trainer - South Florida People of Color

  • Diversity Trainer Certification- National Multicultural Institute, Washington, D.C.

  • Diversity Trainer Certification - A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE INSTITUTE(R) Anti-Defamation League

  • Guidance/School Counselor  Certificate- States of Florida and Illinois

  • Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, Florida International University, 2011

  • Master of Education in Counseling Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 1997

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Spanish, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, 1995

Work Experience

  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Village Community School in New York City, NY.

  • Director of Counseling at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Miami, FL. 

  • Education Director for the state of Florida for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

  • Guidance and College Counselor at Atlanta International School (AIS) in Atlanta, GA, Gulliver Preparatory in Miami, FL, and Mundelein High School in Mundelein, IL

  • School Counselor (MYP) at International School of Amsterdam (ISA) in the Netherlands

  • School Counselor at Coconut Grove Elementary and Greynolds Park Elementary Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools 

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