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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

Children deserve great childhoods. This is a story of those who believe the same. Two principals — Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara interview school designers, community organizers, learning engineers, and education activists to learn what we should be thinking about when it comes to reimagining the future and the steps we can take today to create better schools, better childhoods, and better people tomorrow.