Classroom Culture

co-Founder

Meredith Chase-Mitchell

Meredith Chase-Mitchell, native New Yorker and Classroom Culture co-founder, has worked in the nonprofit sector under the education umbrella in the capacity of director of programs, charter school advocate, and has taught middle school English for ten years in Northern Virginia. Ms. Chase-Mitchell is currently a Learning Specialist with an independent school in Washington, D.C., where she implements innovative instructional strategies for students grades 9-12.

Meredith holds a Master of Arts in Urban Policy from The City University of New York, and a Masters of Arts in Special Education from The George Washington University. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at Northeastern University with a concentration in special education curriculum design.

In 2015, Meredith c0-published a collection of essays and interviews called Why the SUN Rises: the faces and stories of women in education. The book highlights women in education via vibrant photos and honest essays on why they teach. https://www.amazon.com/Why-SUN-Rises-Stories-Education/dp/1504923944

Meredith also sits on the advisory board for EmpowerEd https://www.weareempowered.org/ , and is the immediate previous Vice President of Membership for Young Education Professionals Washington, D.C http://www.youngedprofessionals.org/.

Ms. Chase-Mitchell is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

 



 

 

Conference presentations, panels, and speaking engagements

 

October 2019

Facilitated organization of panels at the 6th Annual East of the River Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Topic: Literacy Acquisition for Black and Brown Children: The home and school connection.

April 2019

Facilitated organization of panel series in conjunction with Education Unplugged with educators in New York City.

Topic - Fight or Flight, The Empowerment of Americas Educators

October 2018

Organized and managed panel series at the 5th Annual East of the River Book Festival organized and managed panel series at the east of the river Book Festival.

October 2017

Organized and managed panel series at The East of the River Book Festival organized and managed panel series at the east of the river Book Festival.

June 2017

Facilitated professional development session with EdxEd Teacher Conference

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises

http://www.edxednyc.com/

May 2017

Facilitated professional development session with YEP DC Policy Conference

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises

http://www.youngedprofessionals.org/yep-dc-events.html

April 2017

The George Washington University

Topic- Next steps for new teachers

Panel participant

January 2017

Soul Speak in partnership With EdPlus Consulting and Jessica Leigh Lyons

Education and its impact on teachers and the community

Joint Moderator

https://soulspeakeducation.splashthat.com/

April 2016

Ode to Babel, Brooklyn, NY

Why The Sun Rises Book Release

Book Release

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/why-the-sun-rises-dr-doran-gresham/1122944980

 

August 2016

Red Emma’s Books 8/4

Baltimore, Maryland

Panel Moderator Why The SUN Rises- The role of social justice in the classroom

https://redemmas.org/events/669-why-the-sun-rises--the-faces-and-stories-of-women-in-education

 

October 2016

Duality Espresso Bar

Social Justice in the classroom

Round table moderator

 

The Aspen Institute

Engaging and Empowering Students

Round table participant

https://www.aspeninstitute.org/

 

November 2016

Smith Public Trust

The role of Black Greek Letter Organizations in the classroom

Round table Moderator