The Elephant in the (Class)room was developed and designed by New Teacher Center. The principal authors were Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer, and Dave Abel, Senior Advisor. Chris Roddy, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and Tracy Laughlin, Director of Communications, provided key feedback on the content, language, and structure.
This work would not have evolved as it did without the support and guidance fromNTC’s Equity Commission.We are grateful to this group for spending a year alongside us pushing our thinking and helping us reimagine a new design for American public education.Equity Commissioners included: David Adams, Vernae Bezear, Dr. Dawn Brooks DeCosta, Anne Childers, Dr. Nancy Dome, Sharif El-Mekki, Brandon Frame, Lisa Fulton, Laleña Garcia, Danica Goyens-Ward, Lindsay Kruse, Magaly Lavadenz, Shannon Leonard, Cary Matsuoka, Alejandra Meza, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Dr. Carola Oliva-Olson, Norka Padilla, Karen Pittman, Lisa Quay, Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall, Zanthee Schwarzmann, and Dr. Aida Walqui.
We are grateful to the NTC board of directors and current and former NTC staff who provided input and feedback: Allison Aliaga, Stephanie Garcia Fields, Chiara Grabill, Jeffrey Homan, Tavon Lawrence, Irene Liefshitz, Nicole Knight-Justice, Kenny Kraus, Lisa Peloquin, Sabrina Plassman, Alicia Perez, Keisha Rattray, Krysten Wendell, and Erika Wilkins.
We are also grateful to contributors, including: Karen Pittman and Katherine Plog Martinez of Knowledge to Power Catalysts, Bonnie Williamson-Zerwic, Hiker, Room 3, and Megan Newell.
We are grateful to our philanthropic partners for their support of this project.
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