We are Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara, two passionate educators. Welcome to Season 2 of The Hummingbird Stories. This season, we’re asking the question: What does an extraordinary education look like for every student?
We’re hosting conversations with the most innovative, equity-minded leaders in education from all across the country — and that includes students.
In this third episode, we talk about equity in education. How do we design schools centered around equity? How do we honor the identities of our students, and why is doing that so important? We’ll hear from two hummingbirds today — Leslie Brown-Rawlings, vice president of strategy at Beloved Community, and Carol Bowar of GALS Denver.
We want to hear from you, too. In every episode on this season of The Hummingbird Stories, we’ll pose a question and ask you to weigh in through our Telbee. This week’s question asks that you think about a time when you felt unseen. Did it change the way you think about yourself or others? Visit sayhi.chat/hummingbird to chime in.
We know a lot of “Hummingbirds” who 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.
Behind the Story
The Hummingbird Stories is the brainchild of educators Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. Robert Kinlaw produced Season 2 of the podcast, and Rupen Fofaria supported Season 2 as a creative producer.
The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by then-eighth grade student Joselyn Hernandez, now a high school junior.