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Leading Equity

Aug 2, 2021

About Rosa Isiah, Ed.D.

Dr. Rosa Isiah has served students in her community for 28 years. Currently, she serves as Director of Elementary, Equity, and Access in NLMUSD.  Dr. Isiah is passionate about equity and social justice, multilingual Ed, leadership, and closing opportunity gaps for historically underserved...


Jul 26, 2021

About Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D.

Elizabeth O. Crawford is a teacher educator and curriculum designer specializing in global education. She has taught in a variety of school contexts, including elementary and middle schools in France and the United States. Currently an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the...


Jul 19, 2021

About Michael Essien, M.Ed.

Michael Essien is an educational leader committed to equity. He is the founder of the Essien Education Group and is a certified Education Specialist in the State of California with 3 decades of experience. Michael became known for creating "Push-In Services", a successful strategy known to...


Jul 12, 2021

About Leena Bakshi, Ed.D.

Dr. Leena Bakshi is the founder of STEM4Real, a nonprofit professional learning organization committed to combining STEM and NGSS standards-based content learning and leadership with principles of equity and social justice. She also serves as the Board Secretary for the California Association...


Jul 5, 2021

About Principal Baruti Kafele

A highly-regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex...