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Cassandra Baptiste

Instructional Coach NYC Department of Education

Cassandra Baptiste is a native New Yorker and a graduate of NYC Public schools.  With over a decade of teaching experience in urban schools from Pre-K to Grade 12, her areas of expertise are special education with a focus on literacy, the sciences, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.  She has a strong interest in education policies that primarily affect students and teachers of color and is currently on a research sabbatical pursuing an Ed.M at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Education Policy and Management.  She is a proud member of the School Diversity Advisory Group, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and ethnomusicology.

Keywords: Community schools, School funding, Public education, Teacher workforce, Education policy, Racial justice, Science of learning, Implicit Bias training, Culturally Responsive Education