Kwame Sarfo-Mensah is the founder & CEO of Identity Talk Consulting, LLC., an independent
global educational consulting firm that provides professional development and consulting
services to K-12 school districts, educators, colleges & universities and educational non-profit
organizations. He is also the author of two books: “Shaping the Teacher Identity: 8 Lessons That
Will Help Define the Teacher in You” and “From Inaction to ‘In Action’: Creating a New Normal
for Urban Educators” A proud graduate of Temple University, Kwame holds a Bachelor’s
Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Throughout his
sixteen-year career as a math educator, author, and consultant, Kwame has earned numerous
accolades for his work, including being honored as the 2019 National Member of the Year by
Black Educators Rock, Inc. and being recognized as a Top Education Influencer by brightbeam,
Inc. in 2021 and 2022. Kwame’s work has also been featured on The Tavis Smiley Show,
Edutopia, Education Post, Teaching Channel, WGBH News, The Educators Room, LLC., and
Cindy Kuswhara Putri is an experienced educator and curriculum development enthusiast with a
passion for creating engaging and effective learning experiences for students. With a career
spanning fifteen years in international school settings as an English teacher, Cindy is eager to
explore leadership opportunities within the education sector. Having served as an IB Examiner
and Assessment Content Developer, she is particularly enthusiastic about collaborating with a
curriculum team to integrate inclusivity and diversity into the educational framework.
Additionally, Cindy's strong interest in educational leadership stems from her involvement as a
WASC visiting member, where she gained valuable insights into evaluating and enhancing
school programs. She believes that effective leadership is crucial for creating positive and
impactful learning environments. With her passion for inclusivity, Cindy aims to lead by example
and inspire others to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in their classrooms and
workplaces. During her recent volunteer activity as a Curriculum Designer and Sustainability
and Development Coordinator for a regional branch of Global Peace Women in Semarang,
Indonesia, she had the opportunity to interact closely with women who are actively engaged in
leadership roles in various sectors across Indonesia. Gaining valuable insights, she developed a
better understanding of the barriers faced by women in leadership, which reinforced her
commitment to fostering an inclusive and empowering environment within the field of education.
Peter M. Sagun is an experienced educator and workshop leader with a master’s degree in
education from the University of the Philippines and a postgraduate diploma in Education from
Durham University. A lifelong learner, Peter is currently engaged in the pursuit of a master’s
degree in education leadership from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. With
over two decades of international education experience, Peter has held leadership roles in
schools worldwide including PYP & MYP coordinator, Deputy Head of School, Head of Primary,
Principal, and Head of School (interim). Peter is a certified IB PYP & Continuum Workshop
Leader, Reader, PYP & MYP Programme and Evaluation Leader, IB Evaluation Team chair as well
as a trained NEASC Accreditor. Peter’s passion for education, the IB and his dedication to
fostering a positive, diverse and inclusive learning environment for all learners has always been
his NorthStar ever since.
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.
Our vision is a global community where
- All of our members are supported in order to develop and reach their full potential
- Principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity are highly valued and embedded in all international education organizations
We are looking to provide fellowships for educators each year. The fellowship responsibilities will include:
- Research and Writing. Fellows would have the opportunity to conduct, analyze, and write reports highlighting educators and leaders of color globally.
- Leadership.AIELOC organizes and participates in online forums and will start organizing institutes. A fellow would collaborate with the team to develop innovative programs and materials and contribute to professional learning opportunities.
- Personal Project.We will work with fellows on creating a new resource for the international education community.
AIELOC seeks two resourceful, intelligent, detail-oriented, hard-working educators who are capable of excelling in an intellectually stimulating work environment. Research experience is desired, strong writing skills a must, and Internet experience greatly welcome. The time commitment is 3-5 hours virtually a week for this one-year volunteer fellowship.You must be a member of AIELOC. To join us visit https://aieloc.org/
To apply please send a resume and a two minute video introducing yourself and why you are interested in this fellowship to AIELOC2019@gmail.com. Select candidates will be interviewed.