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2023 – 2024 Educator Review Panel

Beyond Differences is pleased to announce our 2023-2024 Educator Review Panel is underway!

Teachers, counselors and administrators from across the United States will be convening throughout the school year to provide feedback for us on our Social Emotional Learning lessons and professional development training. We’re grateful for every partner we have in the effort to end social isolation and create cultures of belonging for middle school students.

Meet our ERP members who have combined over 165 years of experience in education!

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Michelle Campbell-Mateo

Healing & Restorative Practices Coach for grades 6-8 in San Francisco, has been in education 25+ years, and loves playing volleyball for fun and building community connections.

Aza Frias

Rebecca Courvertier

Theater Arts Educator for grades 6-8 in The Bronx, has been in education for 25+ years and was a Folkloric dancer and instructor.

Sam Davis

Equity & Inclusion Coordinator of Student Programs for grades PreK-12 in Portland, Oregon, has been in education for 15 years and enjoys making candles. 

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Jill Diamond

Literacy Interventionist for grades 6-8 in Los Angeles, has been in education for 29 years and was a professional modern dancer in New York once upon a time.

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Yessica Gomez

Social Studies Teacher & Student Council Facilitator for 8th grade in The Bronx, has been in education for nearly 5 years and is an avid gamer.

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Pamala Tetens

Mediation & Conflict Resolution Teacher for grades 3-8 in New York City, has been in education for 24 years and loves to cook and learn dances from different cultures. 

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Keisha Thornton

School Counselor for grades PreK-12 in rural Virginia, has been in education for 14 years and enjoys listening to Old School hip hop music. 

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Joy Tucker

School Counselor for grades 6-8 in Houston, Texas, has been in education for 7 years, and has 4 children, and they all have names that start with A.
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Rachelle Vallon

Lead Guidance Counselor for grades 6-7 in New York City, has been in education for 16 years and was on an episode of Reading Rainbow as a young child doing a book review!

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Hilary Waugh

School Counselor for grades 7-8 in suburban Ohio, has been in education for 14 years and worked at the Ohio State Fair for three summers.

Our ERP Members Span the Country!

Map showing the nationwide locations of Beyond Differences Professional Development Cohorts