Dr. Annette Sills Brown and Leroy Brown became the proud founders of TheEduCtr which was established in 1988. Annette became a business and technology teacher, she also repaired PCs and MACs to give to the underprivileged and for more than 16 years, this husband and wife team began establishing mini-computer summer camps at daycares, churches, and libraries throughout the Denver Metro area. The Browns also established an online school in 2005 for kids that were dropouts, kicked out, pregnant, or pushed out of public schools. The school was known as The Education Center (TheEduCtr) Business and Virtual Academy. TheEduCtr helped many students return to their home school and graduate. Much of their work was done via one-on-one tutoring, motivating students and parents, and collaborating with other organizations to advocate for the educational rights of all people, especially African Americans and other people of Color. TheEduCtr also had a radio program “Focus on Education” on KLDC Crawford Broadcasting Station, to discuss the challenges parents of Color face while educating their children. In 2010, the couple’s passion for the rights of educators led them to develop a way to honor African American educators in the State of Colorado. This had never been done before! With the miracle strength from God and the support of many educators & friends, the Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Gala was born and celebrated its 11th year in March 2020 with over 400 educators & their guests in attendance, just before the first wave of the pandemic. TheEduCtr also offers in-service classes for educators renewing their State teacher’s licenses. Dr. Annette Sills Brown taught in Denver Public Schools & was an Adjunct Professor at Community College of Denver and Leroy Brown is a retired educator from Denver Public Schools. The Browns are happy to say that TheEduCtr has survived over 35 years of commitment of educational services to the Denver Metro area and has honored over 200 educators of Color throughout Colorado. They offer many educational classes for all age groups in a pandemic. TheEduCtr has been an enormous “labor of love” and commitment to the community of Colorado.
Sankofic Journey creates quality and factual black history children’s books, a source of authentic African made products such as jewelry, wallets, coin purses, socks and more. We also have a selection of un-cut body perfume and cologne oils and programs geared towards enhancing the quality black lives.
Dr. Sweet was a Community and Reading Specialist with Denver Public Schools for over 25 years. A Reporter and Photojournalist for The Denver Weekly News, the oldest and only African American oriented newspaper in Colorado.
Department Chairperson, 8th Grade Math Teacher, National Honor Society Sponsor, Girls Basketball Coach and Professional Learning Community Lead, Colorado Association of School Executives for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program certified, Fountain Fort Carson Middle School, District 8
a Gifted and Talented Teacher in D11 Colorado Springs Schools who has a dual emphasis on children of color and the development of leadership skills in identified gifted and high ability students.
Director of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College | I believe that it's only through education that the world becomes better. It is how we can become better stewards of the world and of each other.
Shanae "HonestlyNae" Adams, MA, LPCC, CIGT serves her community in a variety of ways including therapist, educator, and sex-positive enthusiast. Her mission is sexuality normalization, explanation, and melaninated representation. Her passion revolves around the liberation of embracing sexuality. She is known for dynamic workshops, sex-positive mindset, and eliminating the "taboo" surrounding sex and sexuality.
A Special Education Math Teacher/ Assistant Basketball Coach in Harrison District 2. "Teaching is something I do in order to inspire a lower income community in which I went to school. Allowing these students who come from a low income community with a lot of single parent households enables them to see hope. Hope that their current situation does not have to and will not always be. Coaching a High school in the same community, allows me to get to know older students and set up opportunities for them to mentor the younger generation. It also enables me to help them build confidence in themselves."
I am a preschool Lead Teacher here in Colorado Springs at our local Head Start organization. My job as a lead teacher is to steer our future generations, making sure that they have social and emotional skills they need to help them in the future.