My name is Shana.
I use she/her pronouns and pronounce my name like this: shAYna de-vLEE-ger.
Just over a decade ago, I began my career in education as a public elementary school teacher in California and Hawai'i. Hoping to impact broader education policy through teacher-focused research, I then pursued graduate studies in urban education, applied developmental psychology, and early childhood care and education. Now an applied researcher and teacher educator, I focus on cultivating and sustaining an anti-racist teacher workforce, primarily by working with other white teachers to deepen our critical race consciousness and anti-racist practice. I am firmly committed to reflexive and humanizing approaches to teaching and research. See below for my abbreviated CV and some recent work.
I am always happy to share resources and answer questions. Please get in touch.
I have had the joy of collaborating with learners and leaders from across the globe. Our projects have included: community events, professional development series, early childhood curriculum videos, parenting-focused edtech, support and healing groups, grant proposals, empirical studies, school-community interventions, program evaluations, affinity reading groups, art installations, university admissions essays, and more. I value multiracial, multigenerational and interdisciplinary partnerships -- especially those that unite practice, policy, and research communities to advance equity in education. If you have questions or are interested in working together, I would love to hear from you. Please send me a note below.