Dr. Randie Gottlieb: Dr. Gottlieb is the Founding Director and Lead Trainer for UnityWorks. She has been a classroom teacher at every level from pre-K through post graduate, a school principal, college administrator, university professor, curriculum developer and diversity trainer.
Her work has taken her to over 30 countries, including 11 years in Puerto Rico, where she administered an international training center, taught cross-cultural communication workshops for people from around the world, produced Spanish-language community-service radio and television programs, and founded an elementary school. She is the author of over ten books and curriculum guides, including the award-winning Teaching Unity, and holds degrees in Education from Cal State, Boston University and Harvard.
Top row: Mary Looney, Steve Mitchell, Katrina Walsey, Maria "Zuki" Alvarado, Victor Nourani
Bottom row: Dr. Roy Gondo, Maria Cuevas, Alan Matsumoto, Tcharles Anders, Ester Huey
Julia L. Moran: Julia Moran has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and a Master's degree in Multicultural Education--with eleven years of experience in the education field. She has also earned multiple certifications, including trainer training in Racial Equity and in Trauma-Informed Group Peer Support (GPS), as well as certifications in Restorative Justice, Human Trafficking/Domestic Violence advocacy and International Human Rights education.
She enjoys creating positive spaces for students and clients to unearth their own gems of knowledge, and to hone strategies for independent investigation of truth, thereby affirming both individual nobility and the oneness of humanity.
Lorenzo Alvarado: Mr. Alvarado is Assistant Principal at Davis High School in Yakima, WA. He has also worked as a middle school Principal in Yakima and in Pasco, where he was President of the school district’s Multicultural Affairs Committee. Mr. Alvarado holds a B.A. in math education from Central Washington University, where he was captain of the Cultural Role Model team.
He also earned an ESL endorsement from Heritage University and attended a summer program on principalship at Harvard University. Mr. Alvarado received the WA State Golden Acorn Outstanding Educator Award in 2005 and the Crystal Apple Award in 2007.
Dawnée Valencia: Dawnée Valencia is a Financial Educator and Coach based in Los Angeles, CA. Her mission is to assist as many families and individuals as possible in the education of how money works as a tool and how to truly use it.
For almost two decades, she has worked with youth traveling the country speaking about Race Unity, Diversity and Inclusion through performance art: dance, poetry, song/rap, and dramatic presentations. She is currently a Facilitator for a weekly national online discussion on Race.
Dr. Daudi Abe: Dr. Abe is a professor, author and historian. He has taught at all levels from kindergarten through graduate school, including the last 15 years as a Humanities instructor at Seattle Central College. He also serves as the History of Race & Policing Curriculum Consultant at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and Faculty Coordinator for the Academy for Rising Educators at SCC.
Dr. Abe holds a Masters degree in Human Development, and a PhD in Education from the University of Washington. He has been featured in local and national media, including The Seattle Times, MSNBC and NPR. His latest book is "Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle.