By: Denise Davis-Cotton, Ed.D., Director, Florida Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated
Teaching, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Ruthmae Sears, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Florida
Ashley Reese, Ph.D., Learning and Development Coordinator, University of South Florida
Ackeem Salmon, Art Teacher, Western International High School
As education professionals (for S.T.E.M. education, humanities, and the arts) who have taught in diverse K-20 settings and have facilitated faculty and staff development programs, we noticed a need for a systemic approach to promote inclusion, attend to equity, reflect on the implications of bias and systems of oppression, and to collectively move forward to advance our institutional strategic goals.