Thank You Board Member Carrie Ellis

Teaching for Change Book Event at Busboys and Poets with Black Indians author William Katz interviewed by WPFW's Jay Nightwolf, Washington DC May 9, 2012  © Rick Reinhard 2012  email    rick@rickreinhard.com

Carrie Ellis welcomes audience for Black Indians author event in May, 2012. Photo by Rick Reinhard.

With ten years of service on the Teaching for Change board under her belt, Carrie Ellis has announced she is stepping down. She noted that this is good timing with three new members coming on to the board and a second year of organizational development assistance from Fair Chance.

Carrie joined the board just as Teaching for Change was preparing to publish Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching with PRRAC. Carrie rolled up her sleeves and helped with everything from proofreading to promotion. Next up was the invitation from Andy Shallal to open a bookstore in the upcoming Busboys and Poets Restaurant and Coffeehouse. The board held special meetings to deliberate this big decision, eventually taking the plunge.

Carrie has helped host a number of author events and she represented the board in meetings with Shallal about the sustainability of the bookstore operations. Looking internally, Carrie worked with our associate director Allyson Criner Brown on ways to visually summarize the impact of our work that are clear and concise. Finally, Carrie took on leadership as board chair after Alicia Horton and before the current chair, Kate Tindle.

Carrie will continue to be a friend of the organization–attending events and continuing to promote Teaching for Change to teachers and to her fellow Spelman College alumnae.

Here are just a few photos from Carrie’s years with Teaching for Change.

Ellis (rights) greets guests at reception for McComb Youth at Eatonville in June 2012.

Ellis (rights) greets guests at reception for McComb Youth at Eatonville in June 2012.

Teaching for Change Board in Spring 2013.

Teaching for Change board in Spring, 2013.

Teaching for Change Book Event at Busboys and Poets with Black Indians author William Katz interviewed by WPFW's Jay Nightwolf, Washington DC May 9, 2012  © Rick Reinhard 2012  email    rick@rickreinhard.com

Carrie Ellis with author William L. Katz at Black Indians author event in May, 2012. Photo by Rick Reinhard.

Carrie Ellis welcomes audience for Black Indians author event in May, 2012. Photo by Rick Reinhard.

Carrie Ellis welcomes audience for Black Indians author event in May, 2012. Photo by Rick Reinhard.

Allyson Criner Brown, Lisa Delpit, Deborah Menkart, and Carrie Ellis.

Allyson Criner Brown, Lisa Delpit, Deborah Menkart, and Carrie Ellis in April 2012.

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Carrie Ellis and others enjoy Teaching for Change reception at the AACWM, Oct. 11, 2011. Photo by Anthony Njoku, Blue Lightning Photography.

TfC Board and Staff at AACWM.

Board and staff at the reception for Teaching for Change at the  African American Civil War Museum on Oct. 11, 2011. Photo by  Anthony Njoku, Blue Lightning Photography.

Carrie Ellis welcomes guests at African American Civil War Museum.

Carrie Ellis welcomes guests at the African American Civil War Museum on Oct. 11, 2011. Photo by  Anthony Njoku, Blue Lightning Photography.

 

Bob Moses and Carrie Ellis. Photo by Rick Reinhard.

Bob Moses and Carrie Ellis. Photo (c) Rick Reinhard, 2011.

Teaching for Change board members in 2008.

Teaching for Change board members in 2008.

Teaching for Change fundraiser with poet and activist Sonia Sanchez at Busboys and Poets Washington DC Dec. 10, 2007 ©  Rick Reinhard  2007

Carrie Ellis welcomes audience for special event with Sonia Sanchez on Dec. 10, 2007
© Rick Reinhard

Jacob Mann and Carrie Ellis at a 2004 board meeting.

Jacob Mann and Carrie Ellis at a 2004 board meeting.

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