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alicia nance

She Who Learns
Chief Equity Officer & Founder | Foster America Family Finding and Support Fellow (Cohort 4)
Unbought | Unbossed | Unbound | Unapologetically Black | Deliberate & Unafraid
Antiracist Educator, Cultural Strategist and Organiser, Community Elder and Adult Co-Conspirator with Youth Organisers, Ancestors' Wildest Dreams, Deeper Learning Equity Fellow (Cohort 2)

Alicia Nance, PhD is a critical lover, educator, cultural strategist, disrupter, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. As the wildest dreams of her ancestors, Alicia believes, “She who learns, teaches.” Her work in education is rooted in her family’s legacy as educators, organisers, and revolutionaries who leveraged education to uplift and prove the possible in their communities. Antiracist and culturally sustaining and responsive education, student and community voice, and the healthy racial identity development of students have always been at the centre of Alicia’s work in education.
Alicia specialises in co-creating liberatory spaces in schools and communities by focusing on community organising and sustaining, responsive and trauma-informed pedagogy and practices, including disruptive and distributive leadership, curricula transformation, professional development, teacher coaching, situational appropriateness, and responsive family and community engagement. With 20 years of professional experience in a wide range of PS-20 educational settings, Alicia has served as a school leader; instructional coach; department and grade level chair; Special Education Coordinator; program manager; and classroom teacher focusing on culturally sustaining and responsive literacy and numeracy, and exceptional and culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
Through her work with schools, Alicia provides workshops, training, and in and out-of-school time support to increase the efficacy of teachers, school leaders, youth workers, and parents and families in communities of colour. Alicia continues to conduct research, write, lecture, mentor, coach, advocate, and organise to develop more socially just, equitable, and inclusive spaces for our children. She is currently designing a community freedom school in southern Louisiana focused on antiracist practices to achieve Black liberation and self-determination through the validation and affirmation of students and communities of colour, arming them with the tools to critically analyse and dismantle systems of oppression and fully realise their greatness.
Alicia holds advanced degrees from Louisiana State University and George Washington University in Curriculum and Instruction, English, Africana Studies, Special Education, Women’s and Gender Studies, Curriculum Theory, and Ethnic and Cultural Studies. She is a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, and 4.0 Schools Wave 4 Tiny Fellow.
When she is not supporting the work of young people and organising in her communities, Alicia loves to spend time with her (current and former) students, volunteer, mentor, read, find ways to raise her vibration and increase #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy, run ultra-marathons and triathlons, Cross-fit, travel, play retro video games, dance, laugh, cook, spend time with family and friends, root for the underdog, garden and farm, find time to feel sand between her toes and salt on her skin, and love on her two dogs.

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Thursday, March 29