2019-2021
Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board


Teaching Tolerance depends on the feedback and support of an important group of teachers, school counselors and psychologists, librarians, school- and district-level administrators and education professors: the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. These educators and leaders volunteer their time to review our resources, try our curriculum and act as ambassadors for TT. Our 2019-2021 Advisory Board is a group of 31 educators who represent a range of grade levels, regions and voices. They demonstrate incredible commitment to social justice in their classrooms and communities, and we’re honored to work with them.

  • Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe | Literacy Coach | Los Angeles, California
  • Lhisa Almashy | ELL Teacher | Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Julie Bradley | ELL Teacher | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Hayley Breden | High School Teacher | Denver, Colorado
  • Tracy Castro-Gill | District Administrator | Seattle, Washington 
  • Kevin Cordi | Assistant Professor of Education | Ada, Ohio 
  • Toni Rose Deanon | Middle School Teacher | Washington, D.C.
  • Kari Deswood | Assistant Professor of English | Farmington, New Mexico
  • Marian Dingle | Elementary Teacher | Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Kim Estelle | Middle School Teacher | Huntsville, Alabama
  • Barbie Garayúa Tudryn | Middle School Counselor | Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
  • Maribel Gonzalez | Middle School Teacher | San Antonio, Texas 
  • Kishanna Harley | High School Librarian | Washington, D.C.
  • Angela Hartman | High School Librarian | Hutto, Texas
  • Michelle Higgins | High School Teacher | Walla Walla, Washington
  • Stephanie Jones | Assistant Professor of Education | Grinnell, Iowa
  • Averill Kelley | High School Teacher | Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Amy Melik | ELL Teacher and Coordinator | Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • Veronica Menefee | Special Education Teacher | Baltimore, Maryland
  • Henry Cody Miller | Assistant Professor of English Education | Brockport, New York
  • Alice Mitchell | Elementary Teacher | Hyde Park, Massachusetts
  • Matilda Morrison | Elementary Teacher | Ventura, California
  • Alicia Oglesby | High School Counselor | Forestville, Maryland
  • Sonal Patel | District Administrator | San Leandro, California 
  • Celeste Payne | High School Teacher | West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Jamilah Pitts | School Administrator | New York, New York
  • Natalie Odom Pough | Lecturer in Education | Clemson, South Carolina
  • Marvin Reed | Elementary Teacher | Berkeley, California
  • Kinette Richards | Middle School Psychologist | Aurora, Colorado
  • Frances Weaver | Middle School Teacher | Narberth, Pennsylvania
  • Bria Wright | Elementary Teacher | Cary, North Carolina

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Advice for New Social Justice Educators: "I Wish I Had Known"

The Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board shares what they’ve learned as they’ve worked for justice in schools.
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