Keynote Title: Time Catches Up: Ongoing Lesson for Education Stakeholders

Abstract

The global COVID-19 pandemic created an ecological context ripe for reckoning at all levels.  From inequitable and often intentional hierarchies deeply ingrained into educational practice and policy to the psychosocial trauma students, teachers, and communities continue to face, education stakeholders are in a unique position today, as we attempt to move forward.  Drawing on a social justice education praxis (Ladson- Billings, 2014; Collins, 2015, Kendi, 2019; Love, 2020), this keynote is a call to action that will outline ways for teachers, students, and community members to use the precariousness and possibilities of our current moment toward realized systemic change.

Meet the Keynote Speaker

Nakeiha Primus, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania where she prepares future educators in a wide variety of degree programs.  She also coordinates several degree concentrations in Multidisciplinary Studies. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in Teaching English Education from Duke University, and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Delaware.  Dr. Primus has spent over 15 years as an educator in K-12 classrooms and at the university level.  Her current academic research explores the synergies found in storytelling, curriculum theory, teacher identity, and equity in education.

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