The Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board is a national group of anti-bias educators who help Teaching Tolerance stay rooted in the real experiences and diverse perspectives of school communities across the country. Members of the Advisory Board are not simply devoted to social justice; they teach, counsel and care for K–12 students in schools across the country every day. They give us feedback on new resources by sharing their expertise and practice, and help program staff anticipate important trends and changes in the field. As members of this select group of educators, Advisors grow professionally by networking with Board colleagues, by participating in the development of new projects and through their role as ambassadors for the Teaching Tolerance mission. Each Advisory Board serves for a two-year term; the current term ends in 2021, when we’ll accept applications for a new board.
As we engage in this important work, let's keep our students close in mind. They are the ones we serve.
Alice Mitchell Fifth-grade teacher | Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Alicia Oglesby High school counselor | Forestville, Maryland
Amy Melik K–12 ELL coordinator and teacher | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Angela Hartman Secondary school librarian | Hutto, Texas
Averill Kelley High school history teacher | Las Vega, Nevada
Barbie Garayúa-Tudryn Elementary school counselor | Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bria Wright Fifth-grade teacher | Cary, North Carolina
Celeste Payne High school science teacher | West Chester, Pennsylvania
Frances Weaver Middle school social studies teacher | Narberth, Pennsylvania
Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe Middle school literacy coach | Los Angeles, California
Hayley Breden High school social studies teacher | Denver, Colorado
Henry Cody Miller Assistant professor | Brockport, New York
Jamilah Pitts High school administrator | New York, New York
Julie Bradley Middle school ELL teacher | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kari Deswood Teacher education and ALP coordinator/assistant professor | Farmington, New Mexico
Kevin Cordi Assistant professor of education | Ada, Ohio
Kim Estelle Sixth-grade teacher | Huntsville, Alabama
Kinette Richards Middle school psychologist | Aurora, Colorado
Kishanna Harley High school librarian | Washington, D.C.
Lhisa Almashy Cultural competency, equity and access program planner | Palm Beach County, Florida
Marian Dingle Elementary school teacher | Atlanta, Georgia
Maribel Gonzales Sixth-grade social studies teacher | San Antonio, Texas
Marvin Reed Third-grade teacher | Berkeley, California
Matilda Morrison Kindergarten teacher | Ventura, California
Michelle Higgins High school social studies teacher | Walla Walla, Washington
Natalie Pough Visiting assistant professor | Indianapolis, Indiana
Sonal Patel School district administrator | San Leandro, California
Stephanie Jones Assistant professor | Grinnell, Iowa
Toni Rose Deanon Sixth-grade English teacher | Washington, D.C.
Tracy Castro-Gill School district administrator | Seattle, Washington
Veronica Menefee Special education teacher and consultant | Nottingham, Maryland