Friday / June 14
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Becki Cohn-Vargas, Ed.D., is the coauthor of Identity Safe Classrooms, K-5 and Identity Safe Classrooms: Grades 6-12which will be available in August, 2020. A consultant, Becki works with educators to create identity safe classrooms and schools. She presents, writes, coaches, and produces films about bullying prevention, implicit bias, inclusion, compassion, and belonging. Becki has worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, and superintendent in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Her website, Beckicohnvargas.comfeatures additional blogs and films.  

Donald Cox, M.P.A., writes and teaches graduatelevel courses at Notre Dame de Namur University to aspiring administrators, facilitates “online” school leader support groups, and coaches teachers and principals. Don taught elementary and middle school, and for fifteen years served as a K-12 principal in the San Francisco Bay Area. His thirty-five years in public and private education have focused on equity, principal leadership and effective communication, social-emotional learning, and LGBTQ issues.  

Susan Charles Ed.D., has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in K-12 education and over 15 years in higher education. Originally from the island of Dominica, in the West Indies, where she began teaching, she has lived in the Bay Area for 45 years. In 2009, she became the Director of Educational Leadership programs at Santa Clara University and presently directs the Masters in Education Program at Notre Dame de Namur University, in Belmont, California. She also works with schools in India, China, the Bay Area, and has worked in the Caribbean and Africa.