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If I Could: Readings from “Lessons for Navigating an Unjust World”
May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
How can we create a more just society for our most vulnerable and underserved children?
Join Kelisa Wing as she discusses her book If I Could: Lessons for Navigating an Unjust World and the motivation behind the journey of penning this love letter to her children and the countless other children who face injustice in the world. This book is a necessary look at what it means to be marginalized in America while navigating parenthood, loss, and pain. Through anecdotes and lessons, Kelisa inspires by choosing faith over fear, hope over hopelessness, and joy over pain.
Participants will hear what inspired Wing in her writing, discuss points from the book, and be able to ask questions related to the lessons.
FREE ADMISSION to this 30 minute session on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
08:00 PM Eastern _ 07:00 PM Central _ 06:00 PM Mountain _ 05:00 PM Pacific Time
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IT’S A PERFECT INTRO TO THE WORKSHOP FOLLOWING HALF AN HOUR AFTER: “
“So Far to Go: Navigating Injustice” and the One Year Anniversary of the Murder of George Floyd
PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY: Kelisa Wing has been in education for 15 years. Her journey into the teaching profession began after she was honorably discharged from the United States Army. She served as a Youth Consultant for the Self-Expression Teen Theater (SETT) under the United Way in Toledo, Ohio. After moving to Germany with her family, she began substitute teaching, then transitioned to a Special Education paraprofessional, was a school secretary, and eventually, an Administrative Officer. She then taught 8th-grade Language Arts and Reading to military-connected students at Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Georgia, has been an Elementary School Assistant Principal in West Point, New York, and is now a Professional Development Specialist in Virginia. Kelisa honorably served in the U.S. Army for six years and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. She is the author of ‘Conversations’ (2006), ‘Weeds & Seeds: How to Stay Positive in the Midst of Life’s Storms’ (2017), ‘Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline’ (2018), ‘If I Could: Lessons for Navigating an Unjust World’, and a contributing author of ‘Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher’ (ASCD, 2019). She is a 2017 State Teacher of the Year, a 2016 Association of Supervision, Curriculum, and Development (ASCD) Emerging Leader, and the 2017 University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Edward Parnell Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. She is the only educator on the Education Civil Rights Alliance (ECRA) Steering Committee, and a member of the Leading Educator Ambassadors for Equity (LEAE) with the ECRA. As a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY), she has led efforts for mentoring teacher leaders through a partnership with 100Kin10, and she is also a member of ASCD. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Learner Variability Project (LVP) & Digital Promise, ASCD’s Global Advisory Council, and the ASCD College Football Playoff Foundation (CFP) Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline Working Group. She speaks both nationally and internationally about discipline reform, equity, student engagement, and many other topics Kelisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UMUC, a Master of Arts in Secondary Education, and an Educational Specialist degree with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Kelisa credits her faith in God, and His grace, favor, and mercy as the key to her success. Kelisa lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and children.