Natasha Wright graduated from York University in 2012 attaining a MEd. [2012: Master of Education], B.Ed. [2011: Bachelor of Education], B.A. Spec. Hons. [2010: Sociology & Social Justice Studies], along with a professional certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice [CARRP]. Infusing both sociology and education, Wright’s teaching and research interests revolve around processes of inclusion/exclusion, equity, anti-racism, minority schooling, disability studies, urban spaces and identity formation. As a quality education advocate and community worker, Natasha Wright contributes in various ways to promote access and equity particularly for marginalized students who experience difficulties in their urban setting(s) and/or within the educational realm. Wright is currently employed as an Ontario Certified Teacher [OCT] by the Toronto District School Board. She also serves the community and oversees educational initiatives through her newly founded not-for-profit organization, Wright Frame of Mind.
Ki is a Black queer, non-binary transmasculine community care giver, healer & spirit warrior, they are super excited to be working with FreedomSchool as a kitchen educator. Ki is an aspiring Child & Youth Care Worker and hopes to participate in the raising of many children in a variety of different ways. Ki’s approach values play, exploration, care/sensitivity, and boundary setting.
Naomi Bain is an activist, writer, community educator and educational consultant. Naomi has 9 year experience working with children in both classroom and camp settings. She currently works with schools across Ontario helping librarians and educators curate their library collections. Naomi believes children have an essential part in bringing about change in the world, “by teaching children essential skills and love of literature we help prepare them to be the best that they can be.”
Nauoda serves our people by focusing on providing emotional support for Black children in and out of care, families and community. Learning through active play & daily activities, with a variety of learning styles are incorporated to help with a child’s social skills and confidence, while bridging the gap between Black diasporic generations.
LeRoi Newbold is currently pursuing his masters at York University in Black affirmative education, and has designed Afrocentric/Black focused curriculum and taught at the Africentric Alternative School for the past 10 years. LeRoi has worked with children and youth for the past 18 years as a teacher, early childhood educator, youth facilitator and arts facilitator.