Meet the CPTP Team

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Yvonne Ribas

Project Director

I work for the day when every student is taught by at least one Black male teacher every day and when a diverse teaching staff is a given in every school. My work as an equity agent is grounded in the necessity of removing barriers and building systems for the purpose of bringing about improved outcomes for all students.

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Suzanne Edwards-Acton

Director of Equity Initiatives

Education is often referred to as a great equalizer and yet often serves as a great divide. I have come to understand my call and charge within education to be a disruptor of the status quo and collaborator in liberatory re-design.

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Ruth Ellis

Director of Special Education Initiatives

I am a passionate student-centered educator and am honored to have the opportunity to work to continually find ways to remove barriers to the teacher pipeline by promoting equity and social justice

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Yvonne Tran

Program Manager

“Even in the midst of his physical enslavement, Fredrick Douglass knew that, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ I believe his statement embodies what education and lifelong learning has the power to do. But more has to be done to think differently and unite the community in a systemwide transformation that redefines what it means to truly be an educator for all. And that is what I seek to do at CCE”

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Nicole Reynolds

Program Associate

“Someone once said 'Life is too short to live the same day twice.' The same can be said of having an education system that is not equitable for students of all backgrounds. I have always had a love for education. Working at CCE, I want to be known for being challenge driven, so that I can work to change the face of the educational system.”