If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I'm focused on creating products and spaces that foster teacher and student agency in sustainable, meaningful, and contextually rich ways.
I am a former secondary English classroom teacher in North Carolina. I loved teaching. But I also began to sense that there were many forces acting upon my students and their education. I became overwhelmed by feelings of dissonance. The promise of education was not a reality for all of my students. So I left the classroom to earn my PhD in urban eduction. I wanted to understand and put words to the forces that were perpetuating inqualities in education. Since graduation I've worked with teachers & companies on culturally sustaining pedagogy, SEL, agency building, and curriculum design.