Gholdy Muhammad, Champion of Equity

From the Nov./Dec. 2020 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12

Gholdy Muhammad works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in culturally responsive instruction. She offers a unique, culturally and historically responsive approach toward the goal of genius and joy in her book Cultivating Genius. This approach draws from Black historical excellence and is essential for all students, especially youth of color, who traditionally have been marginalized in learning standards, policies, and school practices.

An Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University, Gholdy also serves as the director of the GSU Urban Literacy Collaborative & Clinic. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with goals of reframing curriculum and instruction today.

Some of her recognitions include the 2014 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English, Promising New Researcher Award, the 2016 NCTE Janet Emig Award, the 2017 GSU Urban Education Research Award and the 2018 UIC College of Education Researcher of the Year.

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  • @gholdym (Twitter) @gholdy.m (Instagram) Cultivating Genius (Facebook)

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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