Social Justice Literacy Workshop
This workshop is designed for classroom educators, curriculum specialists, DEI practitioners, teaching and learning experts, and school leaders in elementary-school (PreK-5) settings looking to co-create a developmentally appropriate, research-based social justice literacy unit of study on self-identity with children’s literature at the core.
Meet the Team
Chéleah Googe, Ph.D.
Director of Leadership & Equity
Chéleah is a Black Feminist educator, facilitator, and racial equity advocate. She is the Director of Leadership & Equity for Breck School in Minneapolis, MN, and is the co-founder and CEO of the education consulting firm Work Beyond the Work, LLC. Chéleah earned her bachelor’s degree in Education Policy from the University of Richmond, her master’s in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her doctorate in Education - Higher Education from Old Dominion University. Chéleah’s research centers on Black women educators and explores the intersection of race, class, and gender and how it impacts the educational experiences of students and adults alike. In her spare time, she loves being an auntie to the most amazing niblings and spending time with her partner, friends, and family.
Abigail Whorley, MBA
Dean of Students & Religion Dept. Chair
Abigail is an educator, facilitator, and equity strategist. She is the Middle School Dean of Students, Religion Department Chair, 7th Grade Team Leader, Honor Committee Chair, and seventh-grade faculty member at an EL-12, all-girls Episcopal school in Richmond, VA. Outside of her school community, Abigail is the co-founder and COO of the education consulting firm Work Beyond the Work, LLC. Abigail earned her bachelor’s degree in Government from the College of William and Mary and her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Richmond. In addition to working, Abigail enjoys spending time in the yard, the water, and with her husband and three children.
Chanelle Peters, M.Ed.
Early Childhood Educator
Chanelle is an early childhood/elementary educator, anti-bias curriculum developer, and social justice advocate. In addition to her current role as a first-grade teacher, Chanelle also serves as the Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Curriculum at an independent elementary school in Washington, D.C. Chanelle received her bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Simmons University and her master’s in early childhood education from the University of Hartford. In her spare time, Chanelle enjoys traveling to parts unknown and spending time with her two active nephews.
Jazmine Jackson, M.Ed.
Early Childhood Educator
Jazmine is a progressive elementary educator, curriculum developer, and educational activist. She is currently a 3rd-grade teacher at an independent school in Washington, D.C. During her time as a classroom teacher in DMV independent schools, Jazmine has served as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator and DEIB Committee Chair. Jazmine earned her Bachelor’s of Education Science degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education at Temple University. She earned her Master’s of Teaching and Learning degree in Leadership and Cultural Competency from the University of Iowa. Jazmine enjoys gardening, rollerskating, and spending time backpacking and road tripping with her two partners and adventure dog Chaco!
Participants of this workshop series will:
Develop a community-inspired and research-based unit for your classroom or school community
Meet two hours each month from October '23 - January '24 for guided instruction and coaching
Have access to monthly cohort sessions from February '24 - May '24 for check-ins on the implementation of your unit
Model reciprocal feedback after each session with implementation to follow
Access one-on-one coaching between each session from October '23 - January '24