Dr. Rachel Oppenheim, Associate Dean of our Graduate School of Education, and Kyla Crawford ’13, ’17 (Seattle, BA; Seattle, MA in Teaching) and a teacher-librarian in the Tukwila School District, participated in a panel event at the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board meeting and shared about Antioch Seattle’s Advancing Equity Grant project. The previous day, Advancing Equity Grantees came together for an in-person retreat. Toward the end of the retreat day, they participated in a mind map exercise to showcase the equity project’s process and progress. They shared their posters in a gallery walk with other grantees and community members. View an image from the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board of the Advancing Equity Grantees here.
Shameika Hanson ‘20 (Antioch New England, MS in Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development and Climate Change) has been elected to the American Society of Adaptation Professionals’ (ASAP) Board of Directors. Hanson, a native of Huntington Station, is currently a Community Protection Specialist at the Nature Conservancy in New York. She began her board term in fall 2021, continuing to advance the work of ASAP’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) committee, which Hanson chaired and helped to establish shortly after joining the professional organization in 2018. “By taking on this role, I hope to scale the work that the JEDI committee