Department of Racial Equity Advancement Staff
These are the dynamic individuals that collectively make up Department of Racial Equity Advancement:
Manal Al-ansi, MAT, Esq.
Director of Racial Equity is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial Advancement
Manal Al-ansi, MAT, Esq. joined Seattle Public Schools as the Director of Department of Racial Equity Advancement in 2019. During the pandemic, Manal has taken on a dual role that includes serving as the Director of the Integrated Curriculum Department to help ensure Black Education and the Ethnic Studies Program has a stronger infrastructure for support and advocacy. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Seattle, Manal has worked and strategized for anti-racist systems change and Black liberation movements from positions within her community and within government institutions for over a decade. As a former Seattle Public Schools kid herself, she is excited to return as a professional and support the advancement of Racial Equity is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial, anti-racism, and pro-Blackness in Seattle Public Schools.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Teresa Jordan works in partnership with the Director of Department of Racial Equity Advancement and alongside the Department of Racial Equity Advancement team. In addition, she also supports the Ethnic Studies program. Teresa enjoys working for a department and district that is committed to ensuring Providing equitable access to opportunities, resources and support for each and every. Teresa is inspired daily by her husband and only daughter. In her free time, Teresa likes to choreograph dances with her daughter, create new designs for her online business and reconstruct clothing. One of Teresa?s favorite quotes is: ?Life has two rules: number 1, never quit! Number 2, always remember rule number one.? ?Duke Ellington
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Nichole is responsible for supporting Department of Racial Equity Advancement programs, policies, and initiatives to build capacity and foster alignment of anti-racist actions and outcomes across Seattle Public Schools. She specifically supports the Racial Equity Teams program in schools and the CORE teams at Central Office. Nichole is passionate about advancing principles, polices, practices and goals that center the brilliance, assets and needs of black and brown students, staff and families, while actively dismantling the systems of oppression within our systems that act as barriers. She is constantly inspired by the incredible folks moving this work across Seattle Public Schools. In her spare time, she also loves creative writing, exploring all of the incredible natural and cultural offerings the region has to provide, and chasing after her dog.
Conrad Webster, Ed.D
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Dr. Conrad Webster is a critical race theorist, writer, organizer, facilitator, professor, an education consultant from Houston, TX. Dr. Webster came to Department of Racial Equity Advancement in 2020 after serving as a College Preparatory Advisor for the College Success Foundation and adjunct professor at Pierce College. Dr. Webster focuses his free time on Black male empowerment, social justice, education, mental health, mentorship, business, and finance. If it?s part of your healing he will cover it. Currently, Dr. Webster serves as a Department of Racial Equity Advancement Advisor and Adjunct Professor for Academy of Rising Educators for Seattle Public Schools, and is responsible for building leadership racial capacity through a critical race theory lens to analyze common practices and procedures within Seattle Public Schools Central Office.
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Todd joined Department of Racial Equity Advancement in 2021 and is responsible for coaching and collaborating with site-based Racial Equity is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial Teams, leading culturally responsive professional development, and collaborating with district-level partners to disrupt When organizational programs or policies work to the benefit of certain racial. He is excited about working in Seattle Public Schools and Department of Racial Equity Advancement because he is positioned to work in collaboration with Racial Equity is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial Teams to make permanent, impactful change for EACH and EVERY one of our marginalized students and communities. Todd recently completed the Educational Leadership and Policy program at UW and is a proud member of the 33rd A cohort is a group of students. For example, a cohort can of the acclaimed Danforth School. He is also a relentless traveler, coffee aficionado, and lifelong learner.
For inquires and questions about Department of Racial Equity Advancement, please email us at DREA@seattleschools.org.