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Wednesday, April 10 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Role Models in Schools: Why You Need Us & How to Retain Us

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Tamara Dias

Executive Director, African American Teaching Fellows
In her role as Executive Director, she works to eliminate the large racial disparity in public education. The under-representation of racial minorities in the public-school system acts as a barrier for children who do not see people from the same background as them in the staff. She... Read More →

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Duanecia Evans

Senior Managing Director, Public Partnerships, Teach For America
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Duanecia Evans leads a Senior Managing Director Teach For America's national Public Partnerships Team. Duanecia's portfolio of partnerships specifically focuses on strengthening opportunities within the Black community. Duanecia has ensured the... Read More →
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Lauren Mims

Former Assistant Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Lauren Mims is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. During the Obama Administration, Lauren was Assistant Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African... Read More →
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Brandon Readus

Gifted Resource Teacher, BlackTeacherCode
Brandon Readus lives to disrupt the narrative; a social justice native, Brandon began his career as a kindergarten teacher within the 2013 cohort of African American Teaching Fellows (AATF). He currently serves as a Gifted Resource Teacher with Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Common House: North 206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA