Keisha Edwards

Keisha Edwards

Keisha Edwards's Training:

I have 17 years of solid experience as a researcher, writer, and facilitator/trainer in the field of education and social justice, working with diverse communities, non-profits, and government agencies at the state, local, and national levels.

My areas of expertise include:
✔Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion ✔Educational Equity ✔Facilitative Leadership
✔Racial Justice ✔Youth Leadership Development ✔Organizational Development ✔Utilizing "Story" as a Tool for Transformation
✔Curriculum/ Publication Design ✔Process Design ✔Cognitive Coaching ✔Managing High Quality Training & Technical Assistance

In the last ten years, I successfully facilitated over 500 work sessions (based on my written work) related to race, equity, & social justice with diverse key-stakeholders. I pride myself on consistently offering, producing, and field-testing forward thinking and quality work, grounded in best practices for the field. As a result, while working as staff for The Oregon Parental Information & Resource Center (OR-PIRC), the Equity Alliance at Arizona State University nominated me as one of their “Equity Advocates.” (http://www.equityallianceatasu.org/about/advocate/kedwards)

I hold the following Training Endorsements
• Lead Scape (facilitating school change using data-driven, team-based processes; culturally responsive cognitive coaching)
• Plan to Lead (facilitating parents to lead and organize)
• Critical Friends Group (process tools for leadership development & instructional improvement in education)
• Coaching For Educational Equity (process tools for coaching equity leadership in schools)

Keisha Edwards's Experience:

Over the course of my career, I have successfully managed over 75 innovative human/ community development projects for 200 diverse school districts, government agencies, & nonprofits. Most of these projects required me to custom-designed high quality learning, processes, and facilitation related to race and social equity, based on constituent need.

Organizations I have worked for include: AK Dept. of Education, Boys & Girls Aid Society, Campfire USA, The Corp. for National & Community Service, The Eugene Electric & Water Board, The Healthy Birth Initiative, The OR School-Based, Portland Community College, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, YouthBuild USA

I enjoy writing and have co-authored over 12 publications related to equity and social justice (most of which have been an outgrowth of my training & facilitation work). The latest publication I worked on: Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching: Classroom to Community and Back—was published by Corwin Press, a leading publisher in the area of school change. (http://www.corwin.com/books/Book234785)

Keisha Edwards's Experience with Online Groups:

As adjunct faculty, I co-taught several courses on Cultural Proficiency at
Marylhurst University (2008-10), which were partially web-based. I have also used the Moodle platform (distance learning) to pilot test curriculum with users and enhance classroom learning.