Join us at the 17th Annual Virtual Teachers of Color and Allies (TOCA) Summit
BIPOC Teacher Panel | Tuesday, February 23 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Hear from local educators:
- Neelah Ali (Denver South High Science)
- Carla Cariño (North High School AP US Government and Politics/Civics/Ethnic Studies)
- Andres Martinez (Thornton High School Social Studies)
- Marcus Cyrus (Citizen of the Apsaalooke Nation, Native American Culture & Equity Specialist, Native American Student Support Program, Student Equity & Opportunity - DPS)
- Moderated by Gerardo Muñoz (2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Denver Center for International Studies Social Studies Teacher, TOCA Board Member)
Did you miss the teacher panel? Watch the recording:
TOCA Affinity Group Discussions | Thursday, February 25 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Join us for facilitated affinity group conversations to foster community building and knowledge sharing:
- Latinx Teachers, facilitated by Gabriella Martinez (Social Studies Teacher, Fairview High School) and Salvador Ramirez (Social Justice Teacher, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School)
- Black Teachers, facilitated by Michelle Frierson (CU Boulder PhD student in STEM Education)
- Indigenous Teachers, facilitated by Marcus Cyrus (Citizen of the Apsaalooke Nation, Native American Culture & Equity Specialist, Native American Student Support Program, Student Equity & Opportunity at DPS)
- Asian and MENA (Middle Eastern & North African) Teachers, facilitated by Zainab Hashem (2nd Grade Teacher, Hulstrom K-8)
- Early Career BIPOC Teachers, facilitated by Diana Bustamante-Aguilar (Social Studies Teacher, Denver South High School) and Esmeralda Castillo-Cobian (7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College)
- White Teachers Striving to be Antiracist, facilitated by Hayley Breden (Social Studies Teacher, Denver South High School and TOCA Board Member) and Pete Newlove (Language Arts Teacher, George Washington High School)
What is TOCA?
The Teachers of Color and Allies (TOCA) Summit is traditionally a daylong event that gathers education students, local educators of color, and allies to provide collegial support, opportunities for networking and mentoring, and insights into best practices in education. Hosted by the School of Education in partnership with local school districts, the summit is held every fall.