Serving under-resourced areas, where ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds are diverse, research shows that BIPOC women are the foundation of the social services system, carrying the heaviest burden. In this pod’versation, IA discusses the emotional and mental well-being needed, to carry the weight of it all.
Ms. Adriane Hughes
Mrs. Audrey Tousant Shelby
In this pod’versation, IA talks with three men in higher education who have a lifetime of experiences, creating inclusive spaces and existing amidst labels and the preconceived notions of others; all while living authentically.
Dr. Dustin Domingo
Dr. Patric Schine
Dr. Donald B. Scott
Described as a time of extreme emotional, physical, social and cognitive development in children, the ‘early childhood’ years are critical to determining who we are and the people we will become.
Taped amidst the anguish and despair shared around the world, surrounding the (May 25, 2020) death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis (MN) police custody, in this episode, IA engages experts in early childhood education.
This pod’versation explores why discussions surrounding privilege, integrity, kindness and compassion are so important during the formative years.
Dr. Hawani Negussie
Dr. Esmirna Valencia
Blossoming from the term developed in the late 1980’s, by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, Neurodiversity has helped to generate ideas and new research on different forms of thinking and creativity from Dyslexia and ADHD to Sensory awareness and Tourette’s.
IA talks to subject matter experts, practitioners and parents, who know intimately well, why context and understanding of neurodiversity matters.
Dr. Tami Lincoln
Dr. Kathryn Taylor
IA learns what its like to navigate the landscape of a career in numbers.
In this pod’versation, women of color share their experiences, discuss what advancing within the field looks like and offer insight on the role of guided mentorship while on the career path.
Dr. Charmaine Felder
Mrs. Andrea Stoll
Ms. Caren Ware
In this first entry of the ‘Like Mothers & Daughters’ series, IA is celebrating mothers, daughters and their shared desire to follow career paths in education. IA talks with loved ones who are dedicated to service and enjoy giving back.
Mrs. Angela Nelson Swearingen
Ms. Nicole Swearingen