Meet Your Consultant

Ayo Magwood

Ayo Magwood (Uprooting Inequity LLC) is an educational consultant specializing in in-depth, evidence-based education on historical and structural racism for both adults and students. These presentations include primary and secondary historical evidence, data, quantitative maps, research studies and original diagrams/images, and each session represents 300-400 hours of research, synthesis, and graphic design work. She breaks down grad-school-level social science research, data, and abstract concepts into engaging narratives and visuals. 

Ayo is also writing a book on her “ProEquity Framework”, an evidence-based K-12 instructional approach that prepares students to work together across differences in ideology and privilege to analyze the root causes of societal challenges and develop equitable policy solutions that promote the common good. The objective is to contribute to a return to a “we” society (Putnam, 2021; McGhee, 2021), but this time to one that is inclusive and equity conscious.

Ayo has a B.A. in economics and international relations from Brown University and a M.Sc. in applied economics from Cornell University. She has over 10 years of classroom experience in both majority low-income Black/Latino charter schools and majority high-income White private schools. Ayo is the author of the book chapter “Why ‘Elite’ Independent Schools Can’t Retain Black and Brown Faculty” in K. Swalwell & D. Spikes (Eds.) Anti-Oppressive Education in “Elite” Schools: Promising Practices and Cautionary Tales, 2021, and co-author of the article “Using Conceptual Tensions and Supreme Court Cases to Increase Critical Thinking in Government and Civics Classrooms”, in Social Education Vol. 77 No. 4, Sep 2013.

She has presented on behalf of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), New York State Association of Independent Schools (NY-SAIS), and the Association for Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS). She presented three sessions at Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV)’s 2022 conference and a full-day equity seminar at NAIS’ 2021 People of Color Conference (PoCC). She will be presenting two sessions at Teaching Black History 2022 annual conference, and a full-day clinic at NCSS’ 2022 annual conference.