Communications Committee 2017-2018
Board Member Liaison: Genevieve Caffrey
Genevieve oversees ESJ public relations, supporting all committee members and initiatives and communicating with the Board. She grew up in St. Louis and has been a K-8 elementary educator in classroom for 12 years. She has been on on the Leadership Team/Board for the years when she has lived in St. Louis. She is currently applying to PhD programs in social studies education with a focus on how children learn about controversial politics and take action around social problems.
Communications Chair: Carolyn Cosgrove Payne
Carolyn oversees ESJ public relations with Communications Director of the Board. She attends monthly ESJ Board meetings and updates the website. Carolyn has been working with food justice all over the US since 2010. She enjoys connecting the food justice world with the social justice world. She believes farming is an accessible framework for starting conversations with young people about hunger, racism, and environmental & economic justice.
Facebook Administrator: Haydee Taylor-Arnold
Haydee handles the ESJ Facebook page. She grew up in South America and came to St. Louis through a “work & learn” program at Lindenwood University in 2005 in which she taught college-level Spanish and received her Masters Degree in Spanish Teaching. She married a St. Louis man, settled here, and received another Masters in Spanish Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She now teaches at Ladue School District and works on the “Diversity Committee,” which works with Just Organizations through the Educational Equity Partnership. She is currently finishing up her PhD at SLU. Her dissertation focuses on supporting African American students in foreign language programs. She believes her web and networking experiences will help us achieve ESJ’s mission.
Twitter Administrator: Jasmine McKinney
Jasmine handles the ESJ Twitter presence. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and during her last year of college, she interned with Alabama Possible. This inspired her to pursue a career in education. She joined Teach for America and is currently in her second year of teaching English Language Arts at Carr Lane Middle School, a St. Louis Public School. She avidly searches for resources to teach in culturally responsive and socially just ways. She is an active social media user and believes she can contribute to the mission of our group through Twitter.
MeetUp Administrator: Meredith Labadie
Meredith handles ESJ's MeetUp presence! More information coming soon.
PR: Mark Kasen & Lateacha Tigue
Mark & Lateacha push down doors with ESJ-related content and outreach through TV, radio, newspaper, and in-person contacts.
Mark Kasen is an adjunct professor at Fontbonne University and a doctoral candidate at UMSL in the field of character and citizenship education. He taught high school social studies at SLPS since 2003. Mark has been a talk radio and television host in St. Louis for 25 years with a focus on the business and politics of the black community in St. Louis. Mark is a Board Member of ESJ like me and has been an ESJ member/leader for about a decade. A clip of him in action on "Wheel of Kasen" on ABC30.
Lateacha Tigue is a radio personality and philanthropist. She is Executive Director of Hottalk Radio and runs a program called Teachas Kids LLC. She serves on the Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness and is considering running for office in 2018.
Podcast Managers: Sherita Love, Carolyn Fuller, & Mark Kasen
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The podcast managers create a podcast that involves interviewing local and national social justice educators (classroom teachers, professors, researchers, etc.) about their work.
Sherita Love is an educator, entrepreneur and avid podcaster with a show called ExpandED Conversations. She has interviewed guests both locally and nationally who work in education entrepreneurship. She has been the Principal Education and Equity Strategist of the ExpandEd Equity Collaborative. She was the "Give Respect Get Respect Facilitator and Youth Programs Manager" at the Diversity Awareness Partnership. More on LinkedIn.
Carolyn Fuller is an Assistant Professor at St. Louis Community College and a recent graduate of UMSL's Teaching & Learning Processes Ph.D. program. She has published writings such as "Professional development as social transformation: The literacy for social justice teacher research group" and "Designing totally just learning communities: Critical literacy across the lifespan." She has been involved with ESJ since its founding. More on her CV.