Thank You Board Member Carrie Ellis
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.