Kelli: Part IV: White Tears in Urban Schools–from a White Woman’s Perspective

Kelli’s post originally appeared on her blog Joy of Urban Education. Since 2017, I have written a few articles focused on White tears.  Specifically those of White women and the ways in which school leaders, managers, coaches, and staff respond to them, particularly when the response obstructs focusing on the needs of Black students in urban schools. So far, this has been a three-part series; … Continue reading Kelli: Part IV: White Tears in Urban Schools–from a White Woman’s Perspective

Kelli: A Work Of “Realistic Fiction” Tackling Student Death From An Educator’s Perspective

The following is an excerpt from an untitled and unpublished novel. This is a work of realistic fiction. All names, characters, places, and experiences are either of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, places, or occurrences is completely coincidental. Please be advised that this writing includes material that could be considered graphic and may incite strong emotions in the … Continue reading Kelli: A Work Of “Realistic Fiction” Tackling Student Death From An Educator’s Perspective

We’re Back! Happy New Year From One Voice

The special occasion champagne flutes have been long tucked away in the china press filled with pretty things that go ever untouched and the newness of the new year burned clean by January 2. If you are a black woman in America and have watched the news for any length of time, it’s possible you were triggered by the stories of physical and sexual violence … Continue reading We’re Back! Happy New Year From One Voice

Black Educators Share Their Thoughts on What Happens When White Women Cry in Schools

Kelli’s post originally appeared on Joy of Urban Education. In a recent article, Zachary Wright, a high school teacher, wrote As a White male teacher, whose goals are to not only teach, but also learn from my students, I need to be aware of, and need to name, the privilege that inevitably blinds me from truly understanding what it means to be Black in America. Thank you, … Continue reading Black Educators Share Their Thoughts on What Happens When White Women Cry in Schools

One Voice Talks the Right to a High-Quality Education No Matter the School

It’s National School Choice Week and One Voice believes that every student should have access to a high-quality school. Period. So we are honoring the week through the lens of educational equity – which, for us, is neither new nor a week-long jaunt.  We do this work every single day. Check us out: “Parent choice is a choice for educational freedom. Freedom, my brothers and sisters! … Continue reading One Voice Talks the Right to a High-Quality Education No Matter the School

Dr. Kelli N. Seaton – Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Seaton is an innovative, visionary, outcomes-oriented educational leader who is passionate about educational equity and social justice. She is committed to ensuring that children of color, particularly those living in urban areas, experience learning environments that actively embrace academic achievement, cultural proficiency, critical consciousness, community activism, and healing practices. Dr. Seaton studied English and secondary education at Howard University and earned an M.S. in … Continue reading Dr. Kelli N. Seaton – Philadelphia, PA