Clottee A. Hammons

Clottee A. Hammons

Clottee Hammons is an Artist, Writer, Poet, Activist, Educator and Prevention Specialist. She views her special call as a “community builder” and works in grateful collaboration with numerous artists, organizations and individuals while being conscientious and mindful of honoring her ancestors.  Ms. Hammons is the Creative Director and Founder of Emancipation Arts LLC.  The Mission of Emancipation …

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Dr. Tamika Sanders

Dr. Tamika Sanders

Dr. Tamika Sanders is an entrepreneur who decided to become an educator to address the lack of minority faculty in higher education and serve as a role model for minority students who rarely see people of color in academia. She has over 10 years of experience working with schools and businesses in the areas of …

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LaKenya Logan

LaKenya Logan

LaKenya Logan, is an Eastern Shore of Virginia native. Currently, she is a special education educator who teaches in the West Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. In May 2005, she received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Virginia Wesleyan University in Norfolk, VA. After graduation, she became a special education in Virginia. LaKenya took …

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Colin Seale

Colin Seale

Colin Seale was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where struggles in his upbringing gave birth to his passion for educational equity. Tracked early into gifted and talented programs, Colin was afforded opportunities his neighborhood peers were not. Using lessons from his experience as a math teacher, later as an attorney, and now as a …

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Shehara L. Wooten

Shehara L. Wooten, CFP®

Shehara L. Wooten, CFP® – With over 16 years experience in the financial services industry, Shehara L. Wooten, CFP® is the founder of Your Story Financial, LLC and Your Story Financial Academy, LLC.  She is committed to helping women and #STEM professionals. She graduated with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2004, she …

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TLS 21 LLoyd Hopkins

Lloyd Hopkins

Lloyd Hopkins is an organizational leader with extensive experience in community and nonprofit work.  He has worked in and around education for 18 years.  He graduated from Arizona State University with his degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and took his passion for ensuring quality education for all to launch the teacher recruitment and retention …

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Devin Del Palacio

Devin Jones Del Palacio

Devin Jones Del Palacio is the Vice President of the Governing Board of the Tolleson Union High School District, covering the cities of Tolleson, Avondale, and Phoenix, Arizona. Tolleson Union High School District’s first African American board member, Del Palacio has dedicated his board tenure to advancing equity. Del Palacio helped draft and pass a …

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Dr. Mechele A. Newell

Dr. Mechele Newell

Dr. Mechele Newell is an upper elementary school teacher in the Bay Area, California. Before embarking on her second career, Mechele dedicated the last 20 years of her life to serving in the US Air Force (USAF), both as an active duty member and a civilian employee, in the clinical lab setting. Mechele’s experiences as …

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Lindsay Love

Lindsay Love is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Dedicated to social justice issues, she works closely with teens and adults experiencing trauma, and endeavors to create safe spaces for marginalized voices. Lindsay values the diverse stories from within her community as she recognizes …

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