Meet Leigh Ann!
Leigh Ann Erickson is the author of the YA book What is White Privilege, is the proud sister, daughter, and granddaughter of teachers. She has taught in rural, suburban, and urban schools witnessing the disparities that exist in U.S. Education and working to dismantle those disparities. She is the founder and principal of Undone Education Consulting and the Undone Movement which works with teachers across the nation to end educational inequity. That work includes teaching predominantly white student populations to recognize historical truth and privilege and be part of the work to dismantle systemic racism. To do this, Leigh Ann developed an extensive curriculum and created the Connect, Absorb, Respond, and Empower (CARE) conference which brings authentic and relationship-building conversations about race and bias into high schools. She speaks about this work across the country and supports school districts and businesses with equity training. Leigh Ann earned a Bachelor's in English and Spanish from the University of Delaware and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Pace University. She was a 2019 finalist for Iowa Teacher of the Year and received the Iowa HER Women of Achievement Award in 2018.
Areas of Support:
Antiracist Practices (specifically in predominantly white contexts)