Meet AIELOC Fellow: Dr. Ashley Marie Hazelwood

 

Dr. Ashley Marie Hazelwood is a dynamic thought-leader and project strategist, skilled in the areas of K-12 and higher education; diversity, equity and inclusion; and capacity-building. Dr. Hazelwood is a generalist, highly proficient in the promotion, accountability, awareness and implementation of equitable and inclusive strategies to facilitate actionable change in order to build community resilience. Dr. Hazelwood has served as an equity-centered researcher, having worked with organizations like Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Council for State School Chief Officers (CCSSO), the United Community Corporation and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Dr. Hazelwood is a trained college professor and facilitator, passionate about creating anti-racist environments in a variety of educational ecosystems. As a new member of the Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC), Dr. Hazelwood is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color.

What if all international schools and leaders…?

What if all international schools and leaders…?

 

consistently celebrated diversity, fostered equity, and supported inclusion?

removed historical legacies and systemic barriers in the international education space that have been created​?

consistently committed to listening to and learning from diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives? (more…)

TIE | Black Lives Matter

STANDS WITH

 

 

 

“You have to get over the fear of facing the worst in yourself. You should instead fear unexamined racism. Fear the thought that right now, you could be contributing to the oppression of others and you don’t know it. But do not fear those who bring that oppression to light. Do not fear the opportunity to do better.” 
― Ijeoma Oluo, 
So You Want to Talk About Race

 

Now is the time for us to move beyond contrived statements and to assert action to solidify our collective identity. Now is the time for us to seek the opportunity to learn and not be silent. We therefore call on every stakeholder in international education to committing to action and making our community more socially just. What does the international education community need to do now? (more…)

Launch of New Association Focused on International Educators and Leaders of Color

Launch of New Association Focused on International Educators and Leaders of Color

Launch of New Association Focused on International Educators and Leaders of Color

Dallas, Texas, January 6, 2020 – A new international education association focused on the global majority has launched. The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC) is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color with a focus on advocacy, learning, and research.

“When I started working in education internationally it was rare to connect and see others who looked like me. We want to make sure educators and leaders of color know there is a community to support them,” said AIELOC Founder Kevin Simpson.
Simpson is founder of KDSL Global, a leading learning organization focused on empowering educators and education companies globally. He has served 500+ schools and thousands of educators in 20 countries worldwide. His journey working abroad started in 2005 in Vientiane, Laos.  Almost three years ago Simpson set up a Facebook group devoted to sharing opportunities for educators and leaders of color after a highly qualified colleague was discouraged from pursuing a leadership position because her country of origin did not match the expectation.

Last year Simpson’s company researched the race and gender of school leaders at US Department of State Assisted Schools around the world. The findings showed that leaders were mostly white and male. An infographic with more information is found here: https://kdslglobal.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/who-leads-leadership-and-diversity-at-us-department-of-state-assisted-schools/

AIELOC is collaborating with companies around the world whose actions are focused on changing the narrative of who leads in the international education space, such as EDspired, The Global Sleepover, Bhudye Group, International Educator Equity Forum, Women of Color in ELT, The Diversity Collaborative, and Live. Love. Teach!, LLC.

For further information, please contact Kevin Simpson

Tel: +312.478.1695 | aieloc2019@gmail.com

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