Tricia Ebarvia & Tiana Silvas
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Tricia Ebarvia is a member of The Educator Collaborative network.Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement. She is currently an English teacher in Pennsylvania, where she began teaching after receiving her Masters degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Since then, she has taught world literature, American literature, AP English Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Capstone, and has served as a faculty advisor for several student groups. Tricia is co-founder of DistruptTexts, a crowdsourced, grass roots effort by teachers for teachers to challenge the traditional canon in order to create a more inclusive, representative, and equitable language arts curriculum that our students deserve. It is part of our mission to aid and develop teachers committed to anti-racist/anti-bias teaching pedagogy and practices.
Tiana Silvas is a 5th grade public school teacher in New York City, as well as a researcher and student advocate. In addition to her current position at PS 59 in Manhattan, the majority of her teaching experience was teaching upper elementary as well as working as a literacy coach in the South Bronx. The work in the South Bronx helped lay the foundation of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching, that constructed her classroom framework to be inclusive, responsive, and to embody an active social justice stance.