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‘Iolani L. Bullock | Lenox Takes Flight

This chapter book for 9-11 year olds shares the world of travel through the eyes of a curious, intelligent young man who is on the cusp of a grand, life-altering journey. Lenox Takes flight is available on Amazon, Target online and where most books are sold! Learn more at


Franklin Michael | Speaker + Life Coach

Michael Franklin is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He also majored in African American History and Philosophy with the hope of one-day


Kendrick Friendly | Denver Public Schools

Veteran Urban Educator that is community oriented and determined to make sure every child has access to an education that is relevant to 21st Century global expectations and an education that breaks generational cycles.

Clarence Moore Jr. | Colorado Technical University

Executive Program Director, College of Security Studies, Colorado Technical University. Retired USAF, Retired Colorado Springs Police Officer, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Motorcycle Rider


William [Bill] E. Cross, Jr., PhD

I am retired but am still active doing research and writing.  I have a new book just released by Temple University Press titled: Black Identity Viewed from a Barber’s Chair (2021).

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Jarvis Harrod

Athletic training coach, D2 Sierra High Assistant Football Coach


Benjamin Butler

Manual High School
English Teacher
Football Coach


Sheri McCoy

Widefield School District 3, Grand Mountian School, 6th Grade English Language Arts. Head Track Coach


Christopher Morgan

Adams 12 School district, mountain Range High School, Econ/Gov, PE, Head Basketball Coach


Alicia Young

Aurora Public Schools, Boston P-8, Drama Teacher

Arnesha Bryant

Harrison District 2, Sierra High School, Social Studies


Eric Rowe

Denver Public Schools; PREP Academy; Equity Designer


Chereka Dickerson

Assistant Professor of English, Metropolitan State University of Denver


Jeff Cooks

D49 Boys Head Basketball Coach and Career Technical Education Teacher at Spring Creek Youth Services Center


Terry Dunn

Harrison School District #2 Career Readines Academy


Angela McConnell

Cherry Creek Public Schools, Dakota Valley Elementary, PBIS Coordinator


Aisha Johnson

Cherry Creek Public Schools, Dakota Valley Elementary, Principal


Shatia Young

Sierra High School
Head Cheer Coach


Jamal Skinner

Director of Culture Enrichment Center of Fort Collins

Matthew Sutter

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Physical Education Teacher, Coach, Mentor


Kenneth Rankin

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain Middle School, School Counselor, Post-Secondary Readiness Coordinator


Erika Tunson

Harrison District Two, Principal, Monterrey Elementary School


Dominique Conner

Teacher Fountain Fort Carson School District


Stephanie Toliver

Assistant professor of Literacy and Secondary Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder


Laurice Powell

Harrison School District Two, Fox Meadow Middle School, Special Education Educator


Sandra Graham

Harrison School District Two, Panorama Middle School, Science Teacher

Talya Young

Talya Young

Harrison School District Two, Aspire Online Academy, Principal


Wanda Tisby-Cousar | Economic Strategolutions, LLC

A Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified. Independent contractor servicing clients in a multitude of industries that include leadership and career development, public relations, financial services arbitration, higher education publishing and editing, and African diaspora storytelling, dance, and percussion.


Caron Crowe

D11 Scott elementary, PE and coach


Katrina Little

Nursing Faculty-Higher Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver


Joseph Graves Jr

DPS, DMLK Early College, Innovative Instructor


Ronald Keels Jr.

Harrison District Two/Middle School Counselor

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Shonda Johnson

UCCS Educator and Hillside Connection Board Member and Volunteer Coach

Michelle Guinto

District 11, Mitchell High School, Master Teacher of English


Jeff Walker

District 2, Sierra High School, Social Studies


James Davis

St. Vrain Valley School District, Skyline High School, Head Track & Field Coach, Defensive Coordinator JV/Varsity Football


Marissa Prince

Dr. Prince has been an active supporter of the black community. Going out of her way to educate individuals in a new perspective that brings different style of learning to her classroom.. Pikes Peak Community College


Narcy Jackson

Denver Public Schools Executive Director


David Prosper

Founder & CEO at Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy


Jessica Bell

Denver Public Schools, Denver Green School Northfield, 7th Grade English Teacher


Biaze Houston

University of Virginia – Partnership for Leaders in Education, District Support Chief


Polica Houston

Aurora Public Schools, Gateway High School, Assistant Principal


Anthony Davis

Fountain fort Carson school district 8, Fountain fort Carson high school, Teacher & coach


Rosemarie Allen | Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence

President and CEO, Dr. Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years. Her life’s work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her classes are focused on ensuring teachers are aware of how issues of equity, privilege, and power impact teaching practices. Rosemarie has served in directorship roles with the Colorado Department of Human Services as the Director of the Division of Early Learning and in Youth Corrections. In Early Learning, she oversaw the State’s child care licensing program, the federal child care assistance program, the redesign of the State’s quality rating and improvement system, the implementation of the State’s professional development plan, and assisted in the creation of Colorado’s early learning guidelines.

Dr. Allen’s also serves as the President and CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence (IREE), which is the lead agency for ensuring equity in educational practices throughout the nation. IREE is contracted with the State of Colorado to monitor and license early childhood facilities using a model she created, “Culturally Responsive Community Based Licensing”.

Rosemarie is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, speaking at conferences across the country. She is a respected keynote speaker, presenting on Implicit Bias, Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, Culturally Responsive Practices, Cultural Competence, Micro-Aggressions, Disproportionality, Privilege, Power and Intersectionality, etc. She also has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe. Rosemarie earned her B. A. from California State University, Long Beach, Master’s of Education from Lesley University and Doctorate in Equity and Leadership in Education at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Rosemarie is married to Don Allen and they have two amazing children. Jasmine is a Couples and Family therapist in Denver, Colorado and Clarence is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and currently works as a Community Organize


Dr. Annette Sills-Brown

Dr. Annette Sills Brown taught in Denver Public Schools & was an Adjunct Professor at Community College of Denver and Leroy Brown is a retired educator from Denver Public Schools. The Browns are happy to say that TheEduCtr has survived over 35 years of commitment of educational services to the Denver Metro area and has honored over 200 educators of Color throughout Colorado. They offer many educational classes for all age groups in a pandemic. TheEduCtr has been an enormous “labor of love” and commitment to the community of Colorado.


Dr. Claudette Evette Francois Sweet

Dr. Sweet  was a Community and Reading Specialist  with Denver Public Schools for over  25 years. A Reporter and Photojournalist for The Denver Weekly News, the oldest and only African American oriented newspaper in Colorado.

Felicia Westland

Felicia Westland

Department Chairperson, 8th Grade Math Teacher, National Honor Society Sponsor, Girls Basketball Coach and Professional Learning Community Lead, Colorado Association of School Executives for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program certified, Fountain Fort Carson Middle School, District 8

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Theresa Newsom

a Gifted and Talented Teacher in D11 Colorado Springs Schools who has a dual emphasis on children of color and the development of leadership skills in identified gifted and high ability students.

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Roosevelt Cooper

Basketball Coach For Fort Carson High School. “Coaches are leaders whether they want to take that position or not”


Educating Children Of Color

The mission of ECOC, Inc. is to dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline for children of color and children in poverty through education.


Chandra Whitfield

Make That Change | Highline Academy Parent-Volunteer

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Tay Anderson

Tay Anderson tackles big city issues as the new Denver School Board At-Large Director in order to end generational inequity. 


Idris Goodwin

Director of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College | I believe that it’s only through education that the world becomes better. It is how we can become better stewards of the world and of each other. 


Dr Marion Smith

The superintendent is responsible for day-to-day operations and the organization of our school system. I have the privilege of supporting over 3,500 scholars and 500 staff.


Dr. Thomas S. Tucker

My role in education is to improve and save the lives of our students, staff, and community members. 

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Dr. Michael J. Thomas

“As an adult in this system, you need to be perceived as a leader by every young person.” – Michael J. Thomas, Superintendent

Rico Munn

Rico Munn

With an “S” on his chest, Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn, is the representation of what it is to be a real black superhero.


Shanae Adams

Shanae “HonestlyNae” Adams, MA, LPCC, CIGT serves her community in a variety of ways including therapist, educator, and sex-positive enthusiast. Her mission is sexuality normalization, explanation, and melaninated representation.

Kadari Taylor Watson

Kadari Taylor-Watson

8th Grade Science Teacher, Kids Teach Kids Teacher, Learning Coach at Third Future School at Coperni 2 Charter School in Colorado Springs


Evelyn Baker

the Vocal and Piano Instructor for East Middle School in Aurora Colorado

Debra Wynn

Debra Wynn

(Retired) Elementary School Principal and District Office Administrator
I was the first African American Female Administrator in Harrison School District 2

Janei Maynard

Janei Maynard

Executive Director of Remove term: 5th Element Center for Dance 5th Element Center for Dance


Charmas B. Lee

Certified USA Track and Field Level-3 Coach

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Cameron Simmons

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Denver

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Kym Anderson

5th Grade Math & Literacy Instructor at Highline Academy Charter Schools – Northeast Campus

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Dr. Sheryl Smith

Associate Professor (Doctor of Business Administration) at Metropolitan State University of Denver & Community College of Denver

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