© 2019 by Transformative Teach

EVERY YOUNG PERSON & EQUITY-CENTERED LEADER HAS A PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM, NOT IN A PRISON

TRANSFORMATIVE TEACH

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MEET OUR TEAM

Olivia Gardner

Cam Perdido

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Therese Gardner

Branding & Content Manager

Emma Piller

Outreach & Partnerships

Nathan Roura

Curriculum Curator

OUR ORGANIZATION

TRANSFORMATIVE TEACH   IS

an online & training platform

that equips stakeholders to build

cultural competency and

practice School-to-Prison-Pipeline

prevention strategies. 

 
 

THE PROBLEM

Youth of Color,

LGBTQ+ youth, youth with disabilities, & youth with low socioeconomic status are faced with  

harsher discipline,

more frequently 

than peers with the same behavior.

Black students

are suspended & expelled

3X more often

than White students.

Teachers & Support Specialists reported 

61% of students were disruptive 

compared to School Admin, who reported

14% of students with behavioral issues & repeat offences.  

Students suspended or expelled for a discretionary violation are nearly

3X more likely to be in contact with the juvenile correction system

the following year.

 

OUR APPROACH TO CHANGE

 Approach #1  

Develop Cultural Competency

Bridge the gap in traditional teacher training programs to equip educators with tools  to engage in identity development, implicit bias training, and relationships building with historically-marginalized intersecting identities.

Approach #2  

Uplift Youth & Teacher Power

Build alliances & support structures with teachers to enhance mutually beneficial student-teacher relationships, personal agency, and emotional & physically safe classrooms. 

Approach #3  

Shift School Discipline Practices

Work with teachers, school administration, and community members to develop equity-minded learning spaces, decrease disciplinary gaps, and minimize student referrals to law enforcement.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 9 - 12, 2020

SXSW EDU 2020

Austin, TX

March 25 - 27, 2020

Deeper Learning 2020

San Diego, CA

March 26 - 28, 2020

4.0 Schools Essentials Fellowship

New Orleans, LA

March 29 - April 1, 2020

Campus Compact 2020

Seattle, WA

 

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