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Seed Fund Review Panel

The Racial Equity in Education Review Panel is the Racial Equity Seed Fund’s external grant recommendation committee, consisting of 12 educators, BPS administrators, community organization leaders, higher education partners, and Edvestors board members who volunteer their time and expertise to participate in the annual proposal review process.

Panel members work with Edvestors staff to independently review proposals, discuss them as a group, and recommend initiatives to move forward in Edvestors’ grant selection process. The panelists provide Edvestors with diverse perspectives to inform our grantmaking decisions. Thank you to the 2021-2022 Racial Equity in Education Review Panel members:

  • Dr. Hardin Coleman, Professor, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
  • Dr. Sarah Faude, Director of Research and Evaluation, YW Boston
  • Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity & Strategy Officer, Boston Public Schools
  • Lorena Lopera, Executive Director of Massachusetts, Latinos for Education
  • Dr. Kenann McKenzie, Director, BU Wheelock Aspire Institute
  • Rodolfo Morales, Principal, Phineas Bates Elementary School
  • Devin Morris, Co-Founder, The Teachers’ Lounge
  • Eugene Roundtree, Headmaster, Snowden International High School
  • Velecia Saunders, Disproportionality Specialist, Boston Public Schools
  • Becky Shuster, Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Boston Public Schools
  • Artis Street, Senior Academy Team Leader, Jeremiah E. Burke High School
  • Shakera Ford Walker, Director of Professional Learning, Boston Public Schools
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