Experience, expertise, and endless enthusiasm!
The recipient of Oprah's first “Chutzpah Award“ for boldness, Irshad is the founder of Moral Courage ED. A professor of leadership at New York University for many years, she now teaches at Oxford University's Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights. Irshad is also the New York Times bestselling author, most recently, of Don't Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars. (Fun fact: Chris Rock calls the book “genius.“ Not everyone agrees.)
Andrea is the Executive Director for Let Grow Inc, the provider of Moral Courage ED. She also heads their School Programs. Her extensive teaching and ed-tech start-up experience, combined with her near-obsessive organizational skills as a Project Management Professional, sometimes intimidate the rest of the team. Passionate about honest and productive dialogue, Andrea embraces the Moral Courage Method in all her interactions, making her less scary.
Rajni is the Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University in Florida. A former public school teacher who has studied communication and conflict resolution, she prioritizes empathy when seeking change. Rajni’s next book is Re-Envisioning Education: Affirming Diversity and Advancing Justice.
Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown
Hector is the Superintendent of District 181 just outside of Chicago. Among the district’s guiding principles are Courage, Curiosity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Competition. Hector has also been an educational leader in Texas. He serves as Moral Courage ED’s middle school specialist.
Dr. Hector Garcia
Lyn is co-founder of Oxford University’s Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights, a partner of Moral Courage ED. Her latest book is Strategic Moral Diplomacy, in which she makes the case for understanding the values of one’s adversary. Lyn also teaches about trauma at the University of Southern California’s school of medicine.
Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson