About

Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE) is a group of teachers, former teachers, parents, students, and allies who work collectively for educational equity at the district, city, and state level.

We identity leaders who engage their networks in a process of listening, building relationships, and identifying issues that are barriers to achieving educational equity. From the collection of stories, we build teams of individuals to identify a shared and actionable issue and move in collective action to change the education space in Baltimore.

Members of BEE recognize the major inequities that affect Baltimore’s students. As we organize and act, we are inclusive of all Baltimoreans who want to build power to effect change.

Our Current Work

For the 2018-19 school year, we seek to collectively:

  • Engage in the Kirwan Commission’s work assessing the current education funding formula in order to make recommendations for policy initiatives to increase the adequacy and equity of state funding for public education

  • Work in coalition with The Intersection to canvass Baltimore neighborhoods advocating for the Lock Box ballot issue.

  • Develop a voter guide to share the education stance of each candidate in the gubernatorial election.

Meet the Strategy Team

  Kim Coleman

Kim Coleman

  Ateira Griffin

Ateira Griffin

  Wesley Hawkins

Wesley Hawkins

  David Heilker

David Heilker

  Amanda Kushner

Amanda Kushner

  Lauren Lamb

Lauren Lamb

  Julie Oxenhandler

Julie Oxenhandler

  Jocelyn Providence

Jocelyn Providence

  Ross Seidman

Ross Seidman

  Allison Seger

Allison Seger

  Jamal Turner

Jamal Turner

  Rahula Strohl

Rahula Strohl

  Abigail Swisher       

Abigail Swisher

 

 

Meet the LEE Staff Members

  Taylor Stewart

Taylor Stewart

 

BEE's work in Baltimore is supported by Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization. For more on LEE's work, visit educationalequity.org.