Third Space with Jen Cort

Third Space with Jen Cort

Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.

Episodes

November 25, 2022 41 min
Bill Ivey (he/any) is Middle School Dean and teaches Humanities 7, Rock Band, and Academic Skills at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, a gender-inclusive girls' school for grades 7-12 in Western Massachusetts.

Bill serves on the NELMS Board of Directors as an equity, inclusion, and social justice advisor and on the AMLE Equity in Middle Grades Education Committee.

He earned an A.B. in French at Middlebury College, with a concentration...
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Dr. Kelly Pascarella is a 17-year public school educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During her career, she has taught and held leadership positions in two of the top performing school districts in the state of Pennsylvania, Mt. Lebanon, and Upper St. Clair School Districts. Her dissertation research examined teacher access, management, and evaluation of digital education resources amid the Covid-19 pandemic and emergency remote...
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Kojo Clarke is currently a Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at a pre k- 9th grade school. In his role he works closely with school leaders to oversee programming and professional development, while supporting parents and caregivers to explore and understand the world of DEI. As a member of the Leadership Team he also supports work of the school's Board of Trustees in several diversity, equity & inclusion ...
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July 21, 2022 63 min
High School Students reflect on school based DEI work, share advice and ideas for future programming.

Student Bios:

Ty’Shea Woods (she/her) is a recent graduate Garrison Forest School, and will attend Northwestern University to double major in psychology and international studies with a minor in Japanese. She was President of the School, on DEI advisory board, a member of the Baltimore Girls Student Leadership Coalition, and black st...
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Liza Talusan returns to Third Space! Liza (LIE-zuh) earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Connecticut College, a Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration from New York University; a certificate in Human Resources; a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston; and her certified coaching credentials from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Her scholarship has b...
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Susan Yao (she/hers) is an educator with experience as a middle school humanities teacher and middle school head. She is passionate about building communities of racial solidarity and believes that collective thriving is possible when we learn how to be in a community together in supportive and authentic ways. Susan has launched professional development programs such as the Friends Institute for New Administrators of Color and the ...
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Logan Dechter (he/they) is a May 2022 graduate of the University of Maryland School Counseling Program and a professional school counselor in Montgomery County Public Schools. Logan serves as one of the advisors for his school's Rainbow Club, a developmentally appropriate Genders and Sexualities Alliance for 4th and 5th grade students. Logan also led the charge for the implementation of a Genders and Sexualities Alliance Prince...
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Kristen Tubman grew up and lives in Baltimore, though she was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has spent the last 15 years teaching Spanish and engaging in Diversity & Equity work with 6th-12th grade students. Additionally, Kristen facilitates and learns with adults in various white affinity groups and workshops on a wide range of topics including Anti-racism, Whiteness, and Privilege. She has also been honored to be ...
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Elizabeth Tingle is a secondary teacher from Calgary, Alberta. She recently completed her Master's in educational research and is currently a sessional instructor at the Werklund School of Education and the lab coordinator for the Body Image Lab at the University of Calgary. She is passionate about weight-neutral health education and is the mother to three school-aged kids. She is also a producer and co-host for the Teacher Fan...
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Jen Williams (she/her) is a middle school counselor in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her tenure in middle school education spans two decades and includes a state board position for the Pennsylvania Association for Middle-Level Education. Mrs. Williams earned her M.Ed from Villanova University and her M.S. from The International Institute for Restorative Practices. She is the aut...
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Nate Bridge is Haverford School Math teacher and has taught in international schools. Principally interested in systemic changes to education and school culture that would result in more equitable outcomes such as Criterion-Based Grading for student assessment and Rank Choice Voting for electing student leaders. Twitter: @schoolmrbridge https://natebridge.wixsite.com/teaching

Kentaro Iwasaki- The son of Japanese immigrants, Ken...
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Afrika Afeni Mills is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with BetterLesson and an Education Consultant. She is the author of 'Letter to White Teachers of My Black Children' a blog on Teaching While White that went viral, and an upcoming book. Afrika works with colleagues, teachers, coaches, and administrators to transform practices. She has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses, and fa...
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Camille Simone Edwards, Consultant With a Coach’s Approach believing in the infinite power of courage. With a strategic course of action, she partners with clients to create new pathways to their short/long-term goals related to personal + professional development. Camille Simone trains clients on how to use courage as the foundational tool to change their lives and then to fiercely maintain it. Camille Simone is excited to me...
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LGBTQ+ advocates and facilitators Bex Mui and Emily Schorr Lesnick talk with Jen about supports for LGBTQ+ youth, from mental health to sex ed to spirituality, and how they are connected. They’ll share insights from their youth workshop, which shares a variety of perspectives on gender, sexual orientation, and relationship structures and supports students in both reflecting on their own identities, and in advocating for the...
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Over a career spanning two decades, Nishant has worked on behalf of K-12 schools of all types on issues of leadership, culture, strategy and change management, and equity and justice.

At Storbeck Search, he heads the firm’s Independent Schools practice, recruiting transformational leadership for private, charter, and mission-driven schools across the country. In addition to his active role in executive-level searches, he offers cons...
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Johnnie L. Foreman, Jr., longtime director of community and diversity at the Gilman School (Maryland), is the recipient of the 2014 NAIS Diversity Leadership Award. In presenting the award at the NAIS Annual Conference in Orlando, NAIS Vice President for Equity and Justice Caroline Blackwell noted the importance of Foreman’s diversity work not just at his school, but also in the broader independent school community and in the publi...
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Elizabeth Denevi rejoins Third Space as our first 'three-peat" guest. In this episode, Elizabeth and Jen offer a view into their experiences of being called racist.

About Elizabeth:

As the director of East Ed and co-founder of Teaching While White, Elizabeth works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. She also serves as an adjunc...
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Tianna Butler is the Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Coordinator at National Presbyterian School. She has been in education for nearly a decade working as a Lower School Theatre Director, Teaching Associate, and Lead Second Grade Teacher respectively. Her dedication to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion has its roots in her own experiences as a student in both public and independent schools and extends to ensu...
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Keith Hinderlie is a licensed psychologist and educator with over 20 years of working with adults, youth and families in a variety of settings. His professional background includes a unique combination of knowledge about, psychology, personal development, education, leadership, and cultural diversity.

Find out more about Dr. Hinderlie by visiting http://www.keithhinderlie.com
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Students at Mercersburg Academy and their teacher Michele Poacelli share their insights. Michelle teaches English and directs the Writing Center at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA. In December 2020, she taught an elective course entitled, "The Subversive Imagination: Creative Writing for Social Justice" in which students read equity-themed works of fiction and poetry and then conducted their own writing experimen...
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