Who are Affiliated Consultants?
CIS affiliated consultants are individuals who are part of a global network of schools, higher education institutions, educators and organizations in 121 countries dedicated to quality international education. Affiliated consultants provide CIS member schools, including their students and families with dedicated expertise and through this unique opportunity CIS refers affiliated consultants to CIS member schools and their students and families.
Area of expertise provided as part of the CIS Affiliated Consultant Network:
Diversity, equity & inclusion
Anthea’s life’s work is centered on dismantling institutional systems and structures within schools that oppress and disenfranchise individuals and groups with marginalized identities. She specializes in systemic change and adopts a systems approach to problem solving, teaching, learning, and institutional transformation that prioritizes doing no harm—no collateral damage. With over 20 years of experience in PreK-12 and higher education, Anthea has served in public, private, charter, and international primary and secondary schools. She is currently a senior lecturer at Lesley University within the Graduate School of Education where she teaches courses for the Center for Inclusive and Special Education, the Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity (LIfTS), and the educational technology department.
Anthea’s approach to building and sustaining inclusive communities is transformative. She embeds antiracist, anti-bias, equitable, and trauma sensitive practices in every aspect of each process, from planning to implementation. Centered on continuous improvement and accountability, these processes are applied to the development of curricula; strategic planning; professional growth and development; teaching and learning; discourse; family education; and restorative practices.
Anthea has contributed to the DEI body of knowledge through innovations that include The And Model, a standards-based, humility-centered planning, improvement, and accountability tool; and the Certified Practitioner of Belonging and Equity (CPBE) credentialing program.
- The impact of trauma on the brain and learning
- The intersection of race, equity, and trauma
- Building inclusive and integrated communities through an antiracist lens
- The impact of racism and bias on the student and employee experience
- Repair, Restoration, & Accountability Systems
- Developing and implementing humility-centered, antiracist, anti-bias institutional policies and teaching practices
- Inclusive practices: instructional design for online learning
- Community-driven transformation
- Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for inclusive classrooms
- Culturally Responsive teaching and learning
- Safe and Supportive Schools
- Institutional Audit
- Grounded Visioning
- Strategic Planning
- General Consultation
- Instructional & Executive Coaching
Publications and Presentations
Crain de Galarce, P., Cusack, S., & Lavergne, A. (2022). Pandemic Reminders About Inclusivity and Accessibility: For Now and in the Future. In Shinas, V. H., Ly, C. N., & Ozden, S. Y., Cases on practical applications for remote, hybrid, and HYFLEX teaching (pp.122—138), IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9168-0.ch007
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