How can we create spaces in our school communities where everyone feels like they belong? Today on the podcast, I talk to Rosetta Lee, a professional outreach specialist and middle school educator at Seattle Girls’ School.
Rosetta Lee is a force within the world of education. I was first introduced to her work when she came to my school to talk about microaggressions and affinity groups and loved her vulnerable and hilarious presentation style. I so appreciated getting to sit down with Rosetta for this interview and talk to her about these topics that I feel so passionately about and hear her mic drop worthy wisdom first-hand.
In this conversation, we talk about affinity groups and how to overcome some of the barriers that may exist to getting these brave spaces off the ground in your school. Rosetta offers so many practical tips and considerations for diversity, equity, and inclusion work that I wouldn’t be surprised if we need to invite her to come back once you have had some time to digest and experiment with some of these ideas in your own school context.
Enough intro already, go and listen to my talk with Rosetta!
You know how I ask almost everyone on the show who their favourite edu-celebrity is, well Rosetta is definitely one of mine! I think that might one of the best parts about this podcast adventure: having one and one conversations with people that I truly admire.
If you were touched or inspired by something you heard today, please share the podcast with someone that you think would like it. That’s how we grow and get into the hearts and ears of more teachers.
Until next time, we are teaching tomorrow. And here are some of the links to things that were mentioned in our talk:
- Rosetta’s professional outreach site (you can bring her into your school!)
- April Harris Britt
- NAIS People of Colour Conference
- “What’s Missing From The Conversation: the growth mindset of cultural competency” by Rosetta Lee
- Brittany Packett