November 5-6 2020
Diversity Reflections Past, Present & Future
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 - 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Dr. Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper, Ed.D, is a consultant, advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and a U.S. Department of State English Language Specialist alumna. As the owner of ACooper Consulting, her projects involve providing technical assistance internationally and to state departments of education, school districts, and nonprofit organizations.
She emphasizes the importance of building the capacity of district and school leaders to develop and manage English language programs as well as improve instructional practices for teachers of English learners. She is the author of And Justice for ELs: A Leader's Guide to Creating and Sustaining Equitable Schools, co-editor of Black Immigrants in the United States: Essays on the Politics of Race, Language, and Voice (with Ibrahim), co-author of Evaluating ALL teachers of English learners and students with disabilities: Supporting great teaching (with Staehr Fenner and Kozik), and the Pass the Mic series editor for Language Magazine.
Dr. Rebecca Rosen
Rebecca Rosen, PhD, is the Director of Business Diversity at Tufts Health Plan. Rebecca is a diversity and inclusion leader with more than 15 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams, finding innovative technical solutions, and creating stakeholder consensus. Areas of expertise include program and project management, policy implementation, change management, and research in sustainability, air quality, climate change and environmental justice, diversity and inclusion, health care, and the public sector. In her role as Business Diversity Director, she supports
Tufts Health Plan's mission "to improve the health and wellness of diverse communities" through the leadership of internal initiatives and by working in close collaboration with external collaborators. Rebecca is responsible for execution of a multi-year plan and initiatives to expand and support diverse membership, including Tufts Health Plan’s health equity program, and to advance workforce diversity and inclusion programs.