Hosted by Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins, Founder of the Leading Equity Center

ADVOCACY - Taking actionable steps to defend, recommend, argue in favor of a cause, or vocalize on behalf of others. It is an art that many educators have developed in their pursuit towards fostering an equitable learning environment for all students. Register for this FREE online event to learn ways that you can develop your advocacy skills in your school/community from 80+ speakers. Closed Captions included.


January 11-13, 2021









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Featuring some of the most influential equity advocates in education.

Sawsan Jaber, Ph.D.

Education Unfiltered Consulting, East Leyden HS

Rebecca Atkins

Wake County Public School System

Patricia J. Brown

MsEdtechie Consultants LLC- Technology Specialist

Sebrina Lindsay-Law, Ed.D.

Coordinator Equity and Opportunity Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Barbara Kennedy, Ed.D.

GlobaLingo Ed Consulting, LLC

Tonya Ward Singer

www.tonyasinger.com, Author and Consultant

Beth Poss

Beth Poss, Educational Consulting

Samantha Keller

Wrightsboro Elementary School - MTSS Coordinator for Behavior

Beccah Raciti

Social Justice Education Coach & Consultant

Kim Walters

Yes...And LLC, Equity Coach

Felisa Ford

Atlanta Public Schools, Digital Learning Specialist

Carly Spina

Glenview District 34, EL/Bilingual Instructional Coach

Madeline Mason

MSD Washington Township, SEL Instructional Coach

Mariah Brobbey

Middle School Spanish and AVID Teacher in Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Jennie S. Schmidt

Associate Professor of Education, Mount Mercy University

Krista Leh

Resonance Educational Consulting

Desmond Williams

Nylinka School Solutions, LLC

Verenice Gutierrez, PhD

Director, Educational Equity & Access/Salt Lake City School District

Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, PhD. ATP

Accesibility Accomplice, Inclusive Learning Consultant- HilaryHelpsULearn

Mia Laudato

Technology Resource Specialist at FDLRS Action Resource Center

Farnaz Mobasheri Kaufman (she,her)

iLEAD California Charters, Director of Global Educational Initiatives

Selvon Malcolm Waldron

Mentor POST

Deanna Lough

English Teacher

Melanie Meehan

Corwin Press Author, Simsbury Public Schools Writing and Social Studies Coordinator

Courtney Miller

Inclusive Teacher Academy, Consultant

Angela M. Novak, Ph.D.

East Carolina University, Assistant Professor

Knikole Taylor

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Jodi Fernandez

Peekskill High Schools, Educator

Maria Lantz

Associate Principal at Stowe Elementary School

Connie Etieno Davidson, Ed.D.

CalStateTEACH Faculty

Kamye Hugley

Florida Reading Corps, Literacy Specialist

Stephanie J. Gates

Chicago Public School Educator

Jennifer Brinkmeyer

Freed Reading Founder + Iowa City Schools ELA Curriculum Coordinator

Toutoule Ntoya, Ed.D.

Co-Founder Tech.Teach.Grow

Kelisa Wing

Professional Development Specialist

Tasha O'Malley

Sun Prairie Area School District, Teacher

Kiera O'Shea Vargas

EPIFHANY, LLC- Educational Consultant

Dr. Shameka Y. Fairbanks

Dr. SYN, LLC, Health Educator

Dr. Analis Carattini-Ruiz

Alpine School District, Equity Director

Onnie Poe, EdS

Filling the GAPS LLC

Cicely A. Day

Teacher on Special Assignment Office of African American Student Achievement

Camille Stuart, PHR

HR Business Partner

Dr. Stephanie M Romero

Executive Director of Awaken Pittsburgh

Josiah Gilliam

My Brother's Keeper Coordinator

Cameron Navarro, LMSW

Pa'lante Consulting, LLC ; Lead Consultant

Danielle Stenger

Pa'lante Consulting, LLC ; Lead Consultant

Shantel M. Scott, Ed.D.

The Learning Doctor Consulting LLC

Katie Watts

Lincoln Academy Principal

Patricia Hamachi

MDUSD Elementary School Teacher

Cindy Caldwell

WestEd, Education Program Associate

Bejanae Kareem, Eds

WestEd Talent Development and Diversity Division

Susannah Swanson, M.Ed.

Dekalb Elementary School of the Arts 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Aisha Taylor, M Ed.

Aisha Taylor (Author, Educator, Speaker, & Confidence Coach)

Melanie Desmuke-Battles, Ph.D.

Scholars for the Soul: An Educational Solutions Firm, Instructional Coach and Consultant and Educator

Homa Tavangar

Co-Founder, OnenessLab.com and BigQuestions.Institute

Aaron J. Griffen, Ph.D.

Prosperity Educators LLC

Lisa Collins, Ed.D

Education Through Engagement, LLC

Dr. Natalie Mejia

Equitas Academy #2

Nathalie Henderson, Ph.D.

Henderson Group Consulting

Regina Hardatt

Avenues: The World School , Empathy to Action LLC: Educator and DEI Coordinator/Consultant

Cabrina Kang

Equity Advocate

Mackenzie King

High Tech High Chula Vista - Teacher

Maya Dorsey

Director of Equity & Collaborative Impact

Alicia Oglesby

Equity Advocate

Elissa Gong

Equity Advocate

Trelane Clark


Andre Daughty

Equity Advocate

Josue Falaise, Ed.D.

GOMO Educational Services

Craig Martin, M.Ed.

Brown Boys Network


Owner, TJ Rumler Consulting

Marla Hunter

Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color, Founder and Leadership Team

Kevin Simpson

Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color, Founder and Leadership Team

Dr. Jerod Phillips Sr.

Assistant Principal

Dr. Michele Hayes

Kansas Learning Network Director

Mary Myers

Implementation Coach for the Kansas Learning Network

Jahkari "JT" Taylor

CEO of Purpose Pushers.

Alexes M. Terry

TwistED Teaching Educational Consultant Company

Dr. Basil Marin

DeKalb County Schools District/Assistant Principal

Elissa Frazier

Education Consultant

Popsy Kanagaratnam

The Leading Equity Center

Lorea Martínez, PhD

Founder, HEART in Mind Consulting

Julie Steele

Diane Sweeney Consulting, Consultant

David Adams

Urban Assembly

Daryl Howard, Ph.D.

BOND Project / Equity Thought Leader


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 practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education. 

Twitter: @sheldoneakins



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