Azeb Kinder (she/her) was a classroom teacher, administrator, and consultant in public and charter schools in Philadelphia for over 15 years. During her tenure in schools, she focused on educational equity and racial literacy as a means of empowering historically marginalized students and families. Her passion for racial equity began during her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she was trained in the program on intergroup relations, a social justice education program that blends theory and experiential learning to facilitate students’ learning about social group identity, social inequality and intergroup relations. She has facilitated numerous dialogue groups in schools, colleges and religious organizations.
Azeb received her Masters in elementary education from Temple University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Gwynedd Mercy University with a concentration in PreK-12 school and district administration. Her research is focused on identity development of white teachers and how it impacts their antiracist teaching. The guiding force behind Azeb’s personal and professional endeavors is, “Every child is potentially the light of the world.” She is committed to working with schools to establish equity and celebrate diversity, which she believes is a major step in ensuring that all children reach their highest potential.