On this episode, I Zoom in Dr. Yvette Latunde, and we chat about her book, Equitable By Design, and the work she's doing as an educator and educational consultant.
Dr. Latunde is a Professor in the Organizational Leadership Program and Co-Director of the LaFetra College of Education Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research (CEEIR) at the University of La Verne. As she has navigated higher education and public schools, she found herself needing to engage in frequent self-care and purposeful interactions with diverse communities, in order to thrive. Thus she uses mindfulness, and applications of hospitality to lead, teach, mentor, consult, and coach.
Over the years she has published and presented locally and internationally on family, school, and community partnerships. Dr. Latunde is the author of Research in Parental Involvement: Methods and Strategies for Education and Psychology and numerous articles. She is a part of a team engaged in coaching school leaders on applications of mindfulness, and is the lead consultant for the African American Parent Advisory Academy, out of Riverside County Office of Education. Some of the work she is most proud of are the K-12 faith-based partnerships she has helped to develop and facilitate, to improve the ways in which schools engage with diverse families. She is also proud of the significant role she has played in the formation of African American Parent Councils throughout Southern and Central California.
Founder of Bridges Leadership and Education Service, LLC., Dr. Latunde offers leadership coaching and consulting in the areas of organizational climate and family and community engagement.