Black Educators & Coaches Matter

Nominate a Black Educator or Coach In Colorado

We currently have over 120 Black educators & those in educational support services, in Colorado, in our directory. There also are many more we do not know about.   Please Nominate those you think we should recognize next month.

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Current Nominees

In Alphabetical Order

Aisha Johnson

Cherry Creek Public Schools, Dakota Valley Elementary, Principal

AJ Walls

Instructional Coach at the Jefferson County Head Start program

Angela McConnell

Cherry Creek Public Schools, Dakota Valley Elementary, PBIS Coordinator

Anthony Davis

Fountain fort Carson school district 8, Fountain fort Carson high school, Teacher & coach

Christopher Morgan

Adams 12 School district, mountain Range High School, Econ/Gov, PE, Head Basketball Coach

Corrie Whitfield

Aurora Public Schools Teacher/Instructional Coach. I teach our most impressionable learners in early childhood. I got into teaching as a way to fight against educational injustices. I wanted to ensure that equitable practices were instilled in an effort to chip away at the opportunity gap.

Dr Marion Smith

The superintendent is responsible for day-to-day operations and the organization of our school system. I have the privilege of supporting over 3,500 scholars and 500 staff.

Dr. Michael J. Thomas

“As an adult in this system, you need to be perceived as a leader by every young person.” – Michael J. Thomas, Superintendent

Dr. Thomas S. Tucker

My role in education is to improve and save the lives of our students, staff, and community members. 

Dr. Wanda Tisby-Cousar

Colorado Technical University, Associate Adjunct professor of MBA graduate and Professional Studies

Eric Rowe

Denver Public Schools; PREP Academy; Equity Designer

Erika Tunson

Harrison District Two, Principal, Monterrey Elementary School

Erin Douglas

7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher and English/Language Arts Department Lead at STRIVE Prep – Montbello. I teach secondary reading and writing. I have always wanted to foster an appreciation, and hopefully, a love of reading to kids. I have always wanted to teach, since that first day of first grade, I’m not sure why.

Holli Coburn

Teacher/Reading Specialist at Smith Elementary In Denver

Ilasiea Gray

Professional Actress, Teaching Artist, Kids Acting Coach & Children’s Theatre Director

Jamal Bowen

Professor/ Instructor at the Community College of Denver | I teach business. I enjoy creating leaders and showing my students how to create generational wealth.

Jamal T Jackson LCSW

School Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice. and with Cherry Creek Public Schools

James Davis

St. Vrain Valley School District, Skyline High School, Head Track & Field Coach, Defensive Coordinator JV/Varsity Football

Jarvis Harrod

Athletic training coach, D2 Sierra High Assistant Football Coach

Jeff Cooks

D49 Boys Head Basketball Coach and Career Technical Education Teacher at Spring Creek Youth Services Center

Jimmy Day II

Director of Band and Orchestra at East Middle School in Aurora

Katrina Little

Nursing Faculty-Higher Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Keith R. Barnes

Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pikes Peak Community College

Kenneth Rankin

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain Middle School, School Counselor, Post-Secondary Readiness Coordinator

Laurice Powell

Harrison School District Two, Fox Meadow Middle School, Special Education Educator

Lynn Wilson

Business Administration Program Chair / Associate Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship

Marissa Prince

Dr. Prince has been an active supporter of the black community. Going out of her way to educate individuals in a new perspective that brings different style of learning to her classroom.. Pikes Peak Community College

Matthew Sutter

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Physical Education Teacher, Coach, Mentor

Miriam Dagen

6th grade, Language Arts (Reading, Writing & Curriculum) Teacher at Fox Meadow Middle School in Harrison School District Two.

Rashaan Davis

Campus Administrator at Smoky Hill High School (Cherry Creek School District)

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding

Born on Chicago’s Southside in 1978, her family and her faith community played important roles in the formation of her core beliefs. Her day-to-day life centers upon the charge to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8.) One result of this is her firm belief that what we really need in government are people willing to sacrifice and treat others right, and with respect.

Rico Munn

With an “S” on his chest, Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn, is the representation of what it is to be a real black superhero.

Sandra Graham

Harrison School District Two, Panorama Middle School, Science Teacher

Shanae Adams

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.

Sheri McCoy

Widefield School District 3, Grand Mountian School, 6th Grade English Language Arts. Head Track Coach

Shonda Johnson

UCCS Educator and Hillside Connection Board Member and Volunteer Coach

Stephanie Toliver

Assistant professor of Literacy and Secondary Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Talya Young

Harrison School District Two, Aspire Online Academy, Principal

Taunashea Williams

Preschool Para Educator, Director and Dance Coach.
Lyn Knoll Elementary and Divine Dynasty Dance, My expertise is working in education and dance

Tay Anderson

Tay Anderson tackles big city issues as the new Denver School Board At-Large Director in order to end generational inequity. 

Terry Dunn

Harrison School District #2 Career Readines Academy

William [Bill] E. Cross, Jr., PhD

I am retired but am still active doing research and writing.  I have a new book just released by Temple University Press titled: Black Identity Viewed from a Barber’s Chair (2021).