Michelle Garcia

For the last 12 years, Michelle Garcia has been an educator and policy advisor on issues of social justice and civil rights. In Boston, as Associate Regional Director at the New England Office of the Anti-Defamation League, she worked on anti-bias education and municipal anti-hate programs. Michelle began her career designing and implementing classroom-based interventions for underserved high school students in Southern California, after which she spent five years with the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission as a Policy Advisor specializing in youth policy and programs. Over the years, Michelle has facilitated dozens of trainings and conversations about identity and difference. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master of Public Policy from UCLA.


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Announcing the 2011 Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board We are happy to announce the selection of the 2011 Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. We received more than 500 applications from outstanding...
SPLC Two-Day Camp Trains Student Leaders An SPLC team, including staff members from Teaching Tolerance, led a two-day student leadership camp this week in Sandy, Utah. Nearly 100 students...
Lessons from South Philadelphia High Last December, South Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia was out of control. An outburst of racial violence prompted Asian students to boycott...
An Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Education experts Jackie Jordan Irvine, Geneva Gay, and Kris Gutierrez explain how to make culturally relevant pedagogy a reality in your classroom.
Students Beware: Ability Grouping Ahead Grouping by perceived abilities is fraught with peril for students. Take a look at a video that explores this common practice and offers some...
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Take the Initiative As the teachers strolled into the cafeteria, their casual dress — jeans and tennis shoes — left no doubt that this was an in-service day, time to put...