Dr. Cryslynn Billingsley: "What About Us? For Girls Between Worlds: How Black Girls Navigate White High Schools"
I currently serve as assistant principal at Jennings Senior High & College Prep Academy. Previously, I taught middle school students English at Parkway Northeast Middle School. I recently finished my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where I also earned my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Educational Specialist degrees, I and am also a certified cognitive coach and a published writer. I consult with schools and businesses over various professional development topics like racial equity, character development, systems efficiency, capacity building, event planning, and public relations. I am the director of a Cultural Leadership Camp for middle and high school students where they engage in concepts involving civil rights, social justice, service, self-awareness, leadership skills and tools to enable them to recognize and resolve issues of discrimination and inequality. I am excited for the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students from various schools around the St. Louis area this summer. @ccblivelife (Twitter)
"What About Us? For Girls Between Worlds:How Black Girls Navigate White High Schools"
Want to know what Black girls say of their schooling experiences when they attend predominantly White high school? This study focused on this very thing! Come hear what 6 high school girls had to say about what they experience attending White schools and how they navigate the day to day along with some historical context related to Critical Race Theory, Critical Race Feminism, and the power of voice. Below is a video synopsis of the work.