Amanda brings creative leadership and a deep commitment to social justice to her work as Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Chalkboard Project. A longtime advocate for racial equity and good governance, she collaborates with Oregonians across the state to co-design, test, and champion systems change strategies that deliver lasting impact for children and families.
Louis has woven a passion for democratizing ideas and animating dialogue throughout his career. At Chalkboard Project's Strategic Communications Director, he helps elevate narratives that spark curiosity, upend entrenched divisions, and catalyze systemic change for children in Oregon.
With the Student Success Act (SSA), Oregon invested in a vision for educational equity where decision-makers approach community as a true partner in reducing disparities among children. But when community engagement is a mandate, what steps can we take to help decision-makers and community collaborate authentically and innovatively?
In January 2020, the Oregon Department of Education will begin sharing Tribal History/Shared History curriculum as set forth by Oregon Senate Bill 13. As lesson plans become available, teachers and administrators can start preparing to integrate Indigenous Studies into their classrooms.
The Distinguished Educators Council (DEC) was organized by Chalkboard Project in 2012 as a strategy for ensuring that Oregon is a great place to teach and learn. Our mission is to leverage the expertise and experience of teachers to advance equity and social justice for the students of Oregon by promoting teacher voice across multiple channels to influence policy and activate change.
- Teacher Leadership
At Chalkboard, we believe that books are a powerful portal into new perspectives! As Dr. Seuss says, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!” Here’s what Chalkboard staff is reading this summer.