Cicely Woodard is an experienced teacher leader who is passionate about students learning math content through relevant, real-world contexts. Her teacher leadership work involves speaking at the local, state, and national levels, developing district-wide scope and sequence documents, reviewing state-wide assessments, mentoring students teachers, and facilitating mathematics education professional learning opportunities. She has served as an adjunct instructor at Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University. She has had opportunities to inform education policy at the state level as a member of the Tennessee Teacher Advisory Council, Tennessee Assessment Taskforce, and the State Collaborative on Reforming Education Steering Committee. In 2014, she served as the coordinator of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship with the State Collaborative on Reforming Education where teachers learned about education policy and advocating for their students. Cicely is a 2017 Presidential award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipient, a 2018 Greater Nashville Alliance of Black School Educators award winner, the 2018 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, a 2019 Horace Mann for Teaching Excellence award winner, and the 2019 NEA Member Benefits award for Teaching Excellence winner.
This webinar will focus on the resources, strategies, and tangible ideas at the classroom, school, and organizational levels for combating barriers that impact educators of color and the systems in which they serve.