Publications & Press

  • Invited to co-author a book with Dr. Katy Swalwell on a civic-minded and socially just approach to teaching U.S. History.
  • Authored the chapter “Teaching Elite High School Students about: Lessons from the Trenches,” for Educating Elites for Social Justice: Promising Practices & Lessons Learned in K-12 Schools, edited by Dr. Katy Swalwell and Dr. Daniel Spikes´, to be published by Teacher´s College Press in 2020.
  • Authored the chapter “Why Predominately White Schools Can’t Retain Black Teachers,” for Educating Elites for Social Justice: Promising Practices & Lessons Learned in K-12 Schools, edited by Dr. Katy Swalwell and Dr. Daniel Spikes´, to be published by Teacher´s College Press in 2020.
  • Featured in WAMU’s Morning Edition “Teens From Two Very Different D.C. Schools Hold Tough Conversations on Race” by Mikaela Lefrak, April 12, 2017. Re-broadcasted on NPR´s Here and Now on April 30, 2017. Link
  • Presented “A Public-Private School Conversation About Race and Policing” at the 2017 Private Schools with Public Purpose (PSPP) Conference, March 2017, Washington DC.
  • Featured in McAvoy, P. (Fall 2016). “Polarized classrooms: Understanding political divides can help students learn to bridge them”. Teaching Tolerance (54): 19-22. Link
  • Invited to give remarks at a Conference presentation by Professors Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy at the John Dewey Society Centennial Conference on Democracy and Education, April 7, 2016
  • Authored the chapter “Not Perfect for All, But Perfect for Some,” in the book Dilemmas of Educational Ethics. Cases and Commentaries. Eds. Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay, Harvard Education Press, 2016.
  • Invited to speak on an educator’s panel at the “Researching Elite Education: Addressing the Conceptual, Methodological and Ethical Challenges” Researchers Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 30, 2015. 
  • Mentioned in Teaching for Change blog, “Selma Film Sparks Youth Dialogue,” January 2014 for helping to organize a small interschool discussion between students from public, charter and independent schools. Link
  • Featured in Mathews, Jay, “Two D.C. High Schools Dare to Require Deep Research”, Education column in the Washington Post, May 9, 2013. Link
  • Featured in Spatz, Virginia, “Students Create Advocacy Archives”, Hill Rag, May 2013. Link
  • Featured in Colvin, Richard Lee, “Creating Capital Citizens. Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy and Civic Education”. AEI Program on American Citizenship Policy Brief No. 8, April 2013 Link
  • Recipient of 2013 Street Law Educator of the year, granted annually to an “exceptional law-related education teacher”. Top of 4th page on this Link
  • Appointed to Civics Standing Committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2012.
  • Presented the session “Using Conceptual Tensionsto increase Higher Order Thinking and Engagement in the Social Studies Classroom” at the 2012 MSCSS Annual Conference.
  • Co-presented the session “I too, Sing America: The Increasing Relevance of U.S. History/Government” at the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference, Washington DC.
  • Awarded an American University Ganek Student Teacher Mini-Grant for a Student Civics project in 2009-10.
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