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Leading Equity

May 10, 2021

About Kayce Jennings

Kayce Freed Jennings is one of the founders of Girl Rising, a global non-profit that uses storytelling to change the way the world values girls.  She now leads GR’s educator US Educator program, designed to bring the GR message of resilience, voice and agency to young people across the country....


May 3, 2021

About Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D.

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education. 

Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable...


Apr 26, 2021

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About Darlene Reyes

Darlene Reyes is a first-generation Salvadoran-American and alumna from Northwestern University. After graduation, Darlene became an AmeriCorps member for City Year, Washington, D.C. (CYDC), which motivated her to pursue a career in education. She is a...


Apr 19, 2021

About Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D.

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education. 

Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable...


Apr 12, 2021

About Afrika Afeni Mills

Afrika Afeni Mills is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with BetterLesson and an Education Consultant. She works with colleagues, teachers, coaches, and administrators to transform practices. Afrika has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses and facilitated...