Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

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School of Education Dean

Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D., is dean of the School of Education at American University. She has 30 years of experience as a former kindergarten teacher, elementary school counselor, family therapist, and most recently university professor and administrator. She is the author of “School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success” and the upcoming book, “Antiracist Counseling in Schools and Communities.” Follow her on Twitter @chm91364.

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Posted May 3, 2021

Reopening Schools Safely Requires Addressing the Stress of Educators of Color

Stress, more so than insufficient pay, is the main reason public school teachers quit. I remember stepping into my kindergarten…

By Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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