Alyssa Florwick (they/them) is the Senior Program Coordinator for Campus Engagement. They consult campus members on community engagement preparation and advise Duke Partnership for Service, a student governance group for community engagement.
Erin Clark MEd, NBCT, is a literacy specialist with career experience teaching and coaching, at both school and district levels, in urban settings. She is a Literacy Learning Leader for North Carolina, a mentor for beginning teachers, and an advocate for underrepresented populations in public education. Erin successfully develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities for students from kindergarten through adulthood with the use of research-based strategies.
Luke Carman is a current PhD candidate in Math Education at NC State University and a University Supervisor for student teachers at UNC Chapel Hill. He is the former Director of Middle School Programs at Student U, and a former math teacher in Chicago Public Schools.
Alaina Burr is the Assistant Principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. She is a NC native with 17 years’ experience in education. During her fourteen years as an ESL teacher, she provided instruction in all core content areas before becoming a Teaching and Learning Coach to support in-person and virtual instruction. Read more about Alaina here.
Jenny Keegan is a current K-5 Math Coach for Durham Public Schools. She specializes in equipping teachers with the knowledge and resources to implement engaging math lessons for all students.
Dr. Iwinosa Idahor serves as the Student Engagement and Opportunity Coordinator in the Office of Equity & Professional Development in Durham Public Schools. In this role, she primarily provides support and facilitates additional professional learning for We Are KINGS/We Are QUEENS coordinators across the district, along with learning opportunities for students. Along with supporting coordinators, in collaboration with various stakeholders, she also supports the development, implementation and evaluation of equity-focused initiatives that center students from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. Her myriad of experiences with students include work at the K-12 and college levels, in traditional and non-traditional educational settings.
Aja Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and the owner of Latitude Family Services, PLLC. Aja has extensive experience working with school aged children/young adults and advocacy work within Durham Public Schools. In 2021 Aja won School Counselor of the year. After working with DPS for nine years, Aja transitioned to private practice in June of 2022 and serves the greater Durham community.