Cultivating Courageous Conversations
For several years, Paul Forbes was at the forefront of providing support for students, especially students of color, in our nation’s largest school system, New York City Public Schools. He is the former Executive Director for the NYC Department of Education Office of Equity and Access and today continues his service to students and educators as the founder of Leading with Hearts and Minds, an entity dedicated to the necessary inner “work behind the work”. As a native New Yorker who still lives in Brooklyn, Paul has dedicated his professional life to serving students and families from historically underrepresented neighborhood communities. With nearly three decades of experience as an educator, he understands how schools are a key place where a lasting and positive difference can be made in a young person’s life. Listen in as Paul has a follow-up conversation with Stacey DeWitt on the initial concept of Defining US and the evolution of their work together as they engaged in Critically Conscious Conversations. A model for us all!
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