Alyson Kaneshiro, Ed.D is a learning specialist and Bay Area Regional SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Facilitator in Oakland, California. Currently, Alyson is the Associate Director of Learning Services at Urban School of San Francisco and provides organizational coaching through her private practice Learning Specialist LLC. Previously, Alyson taught as an adjunct professor in the Master of Arts Special Education Program at the University of San Francisco and worked in the Hawai’i Department of Education for twelve years as a Student Services Coordinator and special education inclusion teacher. Alyson’s professional interests include: analyzing curriculum to remove barriers to learning, applying systems thinking and action research to address real-world problems of practice, and creating inclusive and equitable systems of support for all students.
Beyond Inclusion and Support: Racial Equity in Learning Services
This three-part series will provide the space for conversations about leveraging our roles and positionalities as learning specialists to advance equity in our school practices, procedures, and systems.
Community Conversation: Guiding Principles for Racial Equity in Learning Services
Learning specialists need to have a space to talk about how racial identity, inequity, and learning disability intersect. We hope to have an honest conversation about how to identify where racism operates in our schools and programs and develop tools to hold ourselves accountable when serving the needs of our students.