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Ep. 1 – ‘Do it scared’ featuring James Ford

In this first episode, hosts Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara interview James Ford. As the executive director of CREED, the Center for Racial Equity in Education, a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education, and former North Carolina Teacher of the Year in 2014-15, Ford is in the midst of living out his hummingbird story and fighting for a better and more equitable world of education. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Behind the Story

The Hummingbird Stories is produced by Alli Lindenberg, Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. The music used in this series is made by 8th grade student DX4L. The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by 8th grade student Joselyn Hernandez.

The Hummingbird Stories

In The Hummingbird Stories, passionate educators Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara host conversations with the most innovative, equity-minded leaders in education from all across the country.

These “Hummingbirds” are no longer waiting for change in a system on fire, but rather choosing to do something. We hope they’ll inspire you to take real action, no matter how small, toward redesigning schools.

An extraordinary education for all young people is possible. But it’s going to take all of us to make it happen.