Lenora Magee, External Relations Chair
Lenora Magee is an educator in Philadelphia. She received her BA in Mathematics and African-American studies from University of Minnesota and came to Philadelphia as a Teach for America while receiving her master's in education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an artists and currently hosts the Orisun Sister Circle, a safe space that uses conversation, connection and creative expression as tools of healing for women.
Brittney Calloway, Treasurer
Brittney was born and raised in NJ. She graduated from William and Mary in 2011 with a dual degree in English and Social Justice. After graduation, she became a Teach for America corps member in the DC region as a Special Education teacher for Friendship Public Charter School- Tech Prep middle and high school academy. After her time in the classroom and graduating with a Master’s in Education, from George Mason University, Brittney started two premier real estate Investment companies called Top Notch Property Solutions, INC and Top Notch Holdings, LLC where she specializes in full rehabilitation projects, foreclosures and short sales in five different states. She is working on her first book and just launched her newest product called Top Notch Consulting. She enjoys coaching other students, spin cycling, running marathons and cooking.
Cara McClellan, J.D., M.S.Ed., Board Chair
Cara McClellan graduated with honors in Sociology from Yale College, received an M.S.Ed. from Penn Graduate School of Education and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She currently serves as a federal law clerk in the District of Delaware. Cara has represented youth in neglect and abuse proceedings and in expulsion proceedings and she co-managed the New Haven School District’s Restorative Practices working group to reduce suspensions and expulsions. Cara previously taught middle school with Teach for America in Philadelphia. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Laboratory Charter School and on the Advisory Board of Pennsylvania Lawyers for Youth, the Education Law Center's initiative on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and Camp Sojourner-Girls' Leadership Camp. Cara has published in the Yale Journal of Sociology, Yale Law and Policy Review Inter Alia and the Huffington Post.
Tamique Ridgard, M.Ed., Internal Relations Chair
Tamique Ridgard is a fourth year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at Lehigh University. Her broad interests include establishing integrated systems of care to better serve children from both ethnic minority and low socioeconomic backgrounds. Tamique’s graduate research projects explore parent-child interactions during a shared science activity and examine a book sharing intervention in an Early Head Start program. Her aim is to facilitate the collaboration of providers from educational, healthcare and community settingsto positively impact the academic, mental health and physical health outcomes of young children. Tamique also works to increase the diversity of the field of school psychology; she co-authored an article in the National Association of School Psychology magazine, The Communique, titled “Institutional Barriers to Successful Graduate Education” to promote awareness of the systems hindering the success of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the field of school psychology. At the beginning of her second year at Lehigh University she was awarded the Student Affiliates in School Psychology Diversity Award through Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. Currently, Tamique is a trainee on the Pediatric School Psychology Leadership Training Grant, supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Tamique first became interested in the intersection of education and psychology at Yale University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After graduation, Tamique completed an internship at Brooks School, a private boarding school in Massachusetts.
Ryan N. Glover, M.A. Education, Secretary
Ryan Glover is the Culture Program Coach for Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia, Pa. Prior to joining Mastery Ryan was an elementary school teacher and diversity coordinator at an Independent School in Pennsylvania. Ryan received her B.A. for Spelman College and her M.A. in Comparative and International Education from Lehigh University. Ryan is guided by the belief that all children deserve access to quality education, and her research has focused on best practices for urban students, multicultural curriculum and culturally relevant pedagogy.