Ways To Engage

Building Connection

In the SEZP, educators engage in the work of learning, activism, advocacy, and allyship in several ways. Learn how you can engage in these opportunities to further our work together.

Activists’ Collective

In the Activists’ Collective, educators from across our schools build knowledge, calibrate language, challenge biases, and collectively prepare to live out the learning from shared readings and discussion of texts that drive our mission of equity and anti-racism. Offered in several sessions throughout the year, the Activists’ Collective centers a variety of texts and topics focused on race, gender, language, and more. 

For more information, please contact: 

Kelley Gangi, Chief of School Innovation (kgangi@sezp.org)

Anti-Racism PLC

Through SEZP’s Anti Racism PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities), educators have an opportunity to engage and commit to anti-racism as a community. Through a relational approach, Anti-racism PLCs will focus on the impact of historical racism, implicit bias, identity and self-awareness. PLC participants will begin to build skills to become anti-racist educators committed to radically transforming conditions for teaching and learning in ways that advance equity, social justice, and social-emotional learning (SEL). 

To join an upcoming PLC, contact: 

Kisha Morgan, Chief of Student Support and Services (kmorgan@sezp.org)

Equitable Pathways to Leadership (EPL)

In the SEZP Equitable Pathways to Leadership (EPL), current and aspiring leaders of color can anchor the development of their professional competencies to critical school improvement projects while pursuing licensure and embedded career development. 

For more information, please contact:

Colleen Curran, Co-Executive Director (ccurran@sezp.org)

SEZP Spanish Learning Lab

The SEZP Spanish Learning Lab is grounded in our ongoing efforts to disrupt the racial and linguistic barriers our families and students face, as so many of our educators are not provisioned to engage in conversation in the language spoken by so many of our community members. This language learning series is tailored for contextualized language learning for the education landscape and will enable us to become conversationally proficient around the fundamental discussions we want to have with learners and their families. The Spanish Learning Lab is offered at both beginner and intermediate levels and provides an ongoing continuum for participants to specialize Spanish-language conversations in ways that match our specific roles and relationships with our learning community.

For more information, please contact: 

Kelley Gangi, Chief of Instructional Improvement (kgangi@sezp.org)

Visiting Teachers Program

The SEZP recruits educators from countries all around the world through our Visiting Teachers program that promotes the development of our global learning communities, linguistic diversity amongst faculty, and cultural exchange within our schools. Our program focuses on recruitment of bilingual Spanish-speaking or Latinx educators, particularly those from Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. In the 2022 inaugural cohort of our Visiting Teachers program, the SEZP is fortunate to have welcomed 24 educators from Spain, Columbia, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica, and the Philippines to teach in our schools for 3-5 years while helping us to build our bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate communities. The SEZP partners with Minga House, HRC International, the Consulate of Spain, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

For more information, please contact: 

Kelley Gangi, Chief of Instructional Improvement (kgangi@sezp.org)

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