The End of Affinity Groups

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” – Audre Lorde Maybe it’s time to rethink school district-sponsored affinity spaces. A few weeks ago, I met with Jalisa Evan, executive director of the Black Educator Advocates Network, whose organization focuses on supporting Black educators in creating equitable spaces through Read more…

The Choices We Make

As a principal and as a parent I am consistently overwhelmed by the difference between what parents say they value in schools and the decisions they make when choosing schools with and for their children. Parents will often claim that their priority when choosing a school is the wellness, wholeness Read more…

Healing in Community

What happens when a group of women and non-binary folks get together with the intention to heal in community? That was the question Dr. Ellie Cahill and I asked when we started thinking about a healing space for Black educators. Our work, we imagined, would be focused on showing Black Read more…

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