Join us for a discussion with Black SOE alumni about school and community leadership, how needs and strategies have changed due to the pandemic, and how we can continue to support all students through leadership.
Live captioning provided. Part of the 2020 Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series: Leading in Precarious Times.Register Now
Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’05, G’06 (moderator) is the dean of students and vice president for student affairs at Skidmore College since August 1, 2016. In her role at Skidmore, Cerri is responsible for the academic and social progress of students. She oversees 134 employees and all offices in Student Affairs, including athletics, campus life and engagement, health and wellness, residential life, career development, student diversity programs, and student academic services. She received a bachelor’s degree in inclusive elementary and special education and both a master’s and Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education from the School of Education, as well as a C.A.S. in women’s and gender studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Paul M. Buckley G’12 is Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He leads the DEI initiative to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism as core principles in the work of the Hutch toward its mission to eliminate death and suffering due to cancer and related diseases. Paul received his Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education.
Reba Hodge ’02 G’16 is currently a school administrator in Syracuse City School District. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in the Bronx, New York. She is the founder of the Justice Collective, a local organization that brings education stakeholders together-those who are committed to cultivating a school-wide climate that prioritizes equity and justice at its center. She earned a B.S. in inclusive elementary and special education and a Ph.D. in teaching and curriculum from Syracuse University; her doctoral research focused on Black Women Teachers’ Activist Literacies.
Gala Hughley G’20 is a middle grades mathematics teacher at Brighton Academy in the Syracuse City School District. She serves also serves as a math Demonstration Teacher who creates videos and other resources to share with teachers across the district to use during this time of virtual learning. She has an M.S. in teaching and curriculum with emphasis in mathematics curriculum and instruction from the School of Education.
Don C. Sawyer III G’03, G’08, G’13 serves as the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He is a tenured associate professor in the department of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant clinical professor in the Frank H. Netter, MD, School of Medicine. Don received his master’s in cultural foundations of education from the School of Education, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Tyrone Shaw ’10 G’12 has been a teacher at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. for the past nine years. There, he teaches World History, AP World History, and a senior seminar focused on social justice, and Holocaust and genocide studies. Tyrone received a B.A. in social studies education and political science and an M.S. in cultural foundations of education, both from the School of Education.
Kimberly Williams Brown G’11 G’16 G’17 is an assistant professor of Education and steering committee member for Africana Studies at Vassar College. She is also a member of the Forced Migration Steering Committee and the Women’s Studies program. Her research and writings have focused on critical decolonial feminist theories, Black feminist theories, transnational feminist theories, Indigenous feminisms and Caribbean feminist theories. Kimberly received her Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education from the School of Education, as well as an M.A. in communication and rhetorical studies and a C.A.S. in women’s and gender studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.