On April 15, to kick off our new series “E3 = Exploring Educational Equity,” Amber Cook (‘14) conducted a session for nearly 50 Education students and faculty on “Creating Inclusive Classrooms.”
Amber shared a variety of resources, facilitated discussion, and sparked reflection on topics such as holding Courageous Conversations about race, interrogating White Supremacy culture, creating working definitions of race and antiracism, racial equity, developing a Liberatory Consciousness, and problematizing practices. Amber also responded to a number of student questions during the session and followed up in writing with detailed information and additional resources.
Amber received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Stevenson University in 2014, and her Master’s degree in School Improvement Leadership: Administration from Goucher College in 2019. Amber is a math resource teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. She works within her district to create and deliver professional developments, design curriculum for elementary mathematics, and collaborate with school communities on improving instructional outcomes. She founded the grassroots organization, “Bmore: Standing in Solidarity,” which aims to empower people of all races to begin and continue their equity journey to abolitionist work and accountability, as well as dismantle racist systems of oppression.