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.
Podcast Host: Sherita Love
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.