Supporting our k12 educators in the era of COVID S1E1 Special guest spotlight:
Ms. Ardelia Aldridge is a 17-year K-12 Educator, unionist, and public school critic/advocate. Currently, she teaches middle school language arts and English language development, and she serves as a member of her site’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team. She is a recent graduate of Brandman University’s Masters in Educational leadership and Administration program and is a certified Google Educator. Her union activism has allowed her to hold various leadership positions at the local, regional, and state levels. She presently serves on her unit’s Bargaining Team and,
the California Teachers Association – Southeastern Service Center Council on Racial Equity Affairs Committee and State Council of Education.
“There are resources out there…”
Resources for educators and advocates
Dr. Jocelyn Johnson has been a dedicated educator for close to 25 years. Elementary education has been the foundation of her career.
Over the course of her career, she has served her school district in a variety of positions.
She currently holds the positions of Categorical Program Adviser, Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator, and English Learner Designee at her school site.
Formerly, she held the position of Magnet Coordinator for nine years after her tenure as a classroom practitioner.
Dr. Johnson reminds us that ‘Equitable education for all,’ is a primary concern and her motto is “Education has no finish line.”
Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell is a teacher-leader, a consummate student advocate, challenger of the status quo, and a champion for all students; particularly those that have been and are historically marginalized, minoritized, and devalued.
She has been a conference speaker on topics such as
“Lit and Literate: Authentically Increasing Student Engagement”
“Using Contemporary Music to Develop a Social-Political Consciousness and to Create Change”
“Culturally Responsive School Leadership: Doing the Work in the IE!”
“Teacher Retention, Recruitment, Diversification, and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies…” to name a few.
Dr. Hollowell shares that her “enduring goal is to uplift, encourage, and empower educators to see, hear, and teach ALL students like they are their own.”