Episode 11: Jamila Gordon

Jamila Gordon is in her 15th year in education and is serving her community as an Assistant Principal at Boston P-8 in Aurora Public Schools. Throughout her years working with youth, families and communities, Jamila has served as a Juvenile Detention Officer, School Counselor, Mental Health Specialist and most recently as a System Support Specialist in the APS Division of Equity in Learning.

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Episode 9: Bobbi Jene Smith

Bobbi Jene Smith is a part-time faculty member at the Juilliard School in New York City, and guest teaching at NYU and UArts. In 2017 she became a founding member of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC).The documentary Bobbi Jene which follows her trajectory of leaving a dance company to create her own work, swept the Tribeca Film Festival, winning best documentary, best cinematography, and best editing in 2017.

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Episode 8: Dr. Bruce Perry

The Privilege of Curiosity: Dr. Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and more... Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. His work on the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs and policy across the world.

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Episode 7: Letia Frandina

Letia Frandina is a founder and Board member of the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School in 2011 and currently the Executive Director. She earned her doctorate in communication studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research and professional background is invested in inclusive community building and public spaces. She ran a start-up community space and business for families, Little Closets, featured in New York Magazine, before returning to her home state of Colorado. She is a first generation college graduate of Colorado State University, an adjunct professor, and a graduate of the 2015 Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership class. She believes in student-centered, community-focused education for all four of her children.

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Episode 6: Robert “Bucky” Flores

Robert “Bucky” Flores, is the current coordinator of Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP). Raised in a multicultural home with diverse childhood and adult experiences, Bucky, can be described as a connector with an observational and analytic approach to collaborative planning and problem solving. Robert “Bucky” Flores, is the current coordinator of Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP). Raised in a multicultural home with diverse childhood and adult experiences, Bucky, can be described as a connector with an observational and analytic approach to collaborative planning and problem solving.

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Episode 4: Dr. Adrienne Kennedy

Dr. Adrienne Kennedy is an educational consultant where she collaborates with school and system leaders across the country to promote whole child development. She has over 15 years of experience working with, educators, administrators, children, parents, and caregivers.

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Episode 3: Stevie L. McBride, LMFT

Stevie L. McBride, LMFT, a Trauma Informed Consultant in The Guidance Center’s It’s T.I.M.E. (Trauma Informed Movement in Education) Program, where he helps guide teachers and school administration understand the impact of trauma with our youth. He is especially passionate about collaborating with teacher and school administration and discovering key strategies to help them build healthy relationships with each other and most importantly the students.

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Episode 2: Madelyn Albright

Madelyn Albright is an Interior Architect with Sasaki Associations in Boston, MA. She is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design where her thesis was titled, Ending Disciplinary Architecture in America’s public Schools. Madelyn strives to rethink and enhance learning environments through design. She is deeply committed to reimagining the future of education to be representative of the true depth and breadth of 21st century learners and to use design as a tool for social change. Here is Education Suspended with Madelyn Albright.

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