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Co-Director of  the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistant Center at JMU
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Task Force Role:

Co-Chair: PreK-12 Engagement Working Group


Why I want to serve on the Task Force:

As a Co-chair for the PreK-12 Committee for the University Task Force on Racial Equity, I am excited about increasing the pre-college touchpoints at JMU for diverse PreK-12 students in the local community and beyond.  As a first-generation black female, I know first hand what it means to walk onto a college campus and feel welcomed and comfortable before ever applying. Being a part of this committee means that I help create connections for students who look like me and support this institution in understanding the importance of equitable and inclusive opportunities for diverse prek-12 youth.


Top three values I bring to this work:

Authenticity- Always showing up as myself and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion Collaboration.

Build relationships, work together toward our mission, understand the different perspectives, and value all members' voices.

Impact driven-Harness creativity and innovation but always think of the big picture and how we can take small steps to make a significant impact at JMU.

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