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Amber Majors Ladipo

Analytics Sage

Amber plans and manages our research projects.

She trains and works side by side with our parents as they create criteria, tools, and knew knowledge about what it means to create culturally affirming learning environments for Black learners.

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Aya Shabu

Guardian Flow

Aya leads our work to celebrate our cultural strengths and beauty.

                 Her work focuses on preparing Black parents to shape programming, art, and events to create Black Genius classrooms in non-traditional education spaces. She designs amazing activities to shift minds and senses when a change in approach is necessary. Oh, and she's a professional performing artist.

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Dr. Dawn X Henderson

Research Guru

Dr. X leads Village of Wisdom's community-directed research putting Black parents at the center of creating knowledge.

                 She's brilliant with words and graphic design. She's always pushing us to be deliberate in using liberatory words because words create worlds.

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 Taylor Webber-Fields

Village Conjuress

Taylor leads VOW's efforts to care for Black Parents.

She dreams up activities and conversations to bring families together and deepen the collective knowledge of the Village. She manages conversation like few others can and always does it with joy and passion. 

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William P. Jackson, PhD

Chief Dreamer

Will leads the orgs efforts to attract funding and partnerships to advance our mission.  He believes the path to liberation is the dreams that Black parents have for their childre

William works hard at creating spaces for others to dream. He also works hard at listening.

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Anthony Jones, PhD

Receipt Keeper

Anthony makes sure our books and monies are tight!

He makes sure folks get paid and he does that with style. Always the life of the party we're grateful he's good with numbers and people! :)

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Joseph Graham Jr. , MS

Instructional Liberation Apostle

He establishes and maintaings partnerships with institutions and organizations. He is passionate about the voices of Black parents and Black children being heard and valued as a necessary part of creating culturally affirming learning enviornments for Black people

Joseph leads educator Prof. Development for VOW.

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Lashika Hester

Process Master

Lashika makes the operations magic happen at VOW

She makes sure all our stuff, tech, data, and info has a place. She gets excited about making sure everybody on the team has all that they need to fully leverage their genius. Lashika is a proud North Carolinian, dog mom, and former educator. 

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Nadiah Porter

Parent Amplifier

Nadiah builds community with VOW parents new & old

She keeps the conversation going with parents on line, in the comments section and in person. Nadiah a parent of two is passionate about parent advocacy and connection.  She's got her eyes and ears wide open looking for the next group of parents who want to become apart of the village!

 

 Board of Directors 

 
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Brittany Bennett

Chair

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Randi Towns

Treasurer

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Rashida James

Director

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Cornell Watson

Director

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Leah Adeniji 

Director

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Gerald Harris

Secretary

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