His personal mission?
To serve as a voice for the voiceless in his school community.
Kyron’s journey into education is an incredible one.
After our conversation, I was left inspired by how, day after day, he continues to fight to create the changes he knows are desperately needed in our schools.
He’s motivated by creating more equitable experiences for the children in his community than the ones that were available to him when he was a student.
In this episode, we chat about:
- His mission to serve as a voice for the voiceless
- His journey from student in Flint → guidance counselor → school leader
- His vision for cultivating an inclusive school culture with an emphasis on equitable access to learning opportunities, culturally responsive teaching practices, social emotional learning, and restorative justice.
- Examples of the important work being done in Lansing through the STAR grant to create change in these areas
- Why the “Common Core” isn’t common
Here’s a sneak peek at our conversation:
- Learn more: About the STAR grant and the Office of School Culture at Lansing School District
- Other influential thinkers: Check out the work of two of Kyron’s personal mentors: Dr. Robbie J. Steward and Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell (see his informative talk at Henry Ford College titled “An uncomfortable alliance: Racial microaggressions and the college campus”).
- Article: Restorative justice 101 — A paradigm shift in education [with infographics]
- Webinar: On-demand webinar: Social-emotional learning and restorative justice solutions
- PD course: Differentiated instruction: Maximizing learning for all
- PD courses: Social emotional learning courses