I have been quiet here for a bit while my legal fight played out with Seattle Public Schools. It’s now over and I have a statement regarding my separation from the district. I have been doing a lot of work on building up Washington Ethnic Studies Now, my new non-profit, but I hope to return to blogging, soon.
Regarding My Resignation from Seattle Public Schools:
On July 31, 2020, my time at the Seattle School District came to end after a lengthy legal process. It had always been my hope to return to the work that meant so much to us, but that was simply not presented as an option for moving forward. However, I will absolutely continue to be doing the critical work associated with Ethnic Studies and Anti-Racism in education through Washington Ethnic Studies Now. This may even include contracting with schools within the district, so I very much hope to be in the buildings with those I served before in the future.
For those of you who have supported and sustained me, I want to thank you for standing beside me for the last six months, and really, the past several years. Your support has helped provide a path forward for me that leaves me feeling secure and ready to keep doing this work!