Remote DEI Collective

The Remote DEI Collective is a community of practice of seven fully and partially virtual education organizations. Launched in the fall of 2019 and led by The Learning Accelerator, the group came together to share strategies and explore common challenges at the intersection of DEI and remote culture.

Participating Organizations

Organization Representatives

Bianca Dávila, Chief of Staff, TLA

Dionne Samb, Grade 3-5 Lead, Illustrative Mathematics

Kristen Welch, CFO, Illustrative Mathematics

Kristen Vogt, Knowledge Management Officer, NGLC

Lavada Berger, Partner, Transcend

Mary Rice-Boothe, Chief Access & Equity Officer, The Leadership Academy

Meaghan Foster, Consultant, 2Revolutions

Michelle Heard, Director of Operations, Deans for Impact

Orissa Thompson, Talent and DEI Manager, Illustrative Mathematics

Rachel Scott, Senior Director of Learning Systems, The Leadership Academy

Samantha Artukovich, Associate, External Relations, TLA

Stephen Pham, Director, Organizational Learning, TLA

Tripti Thapa, Director of Finance, Deans for Impact

"My experience as an RDC member is invaluable, and the synergy between members and facilitators is unparalleled. The collaboration offered various perspectives regarding building capacity, problem-solving, innovation, and efficacy. The partnership yielded three major takeaways; one, clarity of shared purpose; two, a high level of mutual trust; and three, concise communication."

– Orissa Thompson, Illustrative Mathematics

This community was coordinated by Rachel Schaffer of Big Tent Consulting and generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.