story by Claire Miller
College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) doctoral student Quintin Bostic has been named co-chair of the National Association for Professional Development Schools Anti-Racism Committee.
The association – which provides professional development, advocacy and support for school-university partnerships – first established the Anti-Racism Committee in response to racial violence in 2020.
As co-chair, Bostic will work to foster a culture of equity and inclusion within the association and in the communities it supports; create and implement anti-racist policies, practices and systems; and recommend and implement tools and approaches for continued reflection and progress.
“Our goal is to address racism by providing teachers and community partners with the necessary resources to do so,” Bostic said. “These resources vary, ranging from trainings to resources, that can help challenge and overcome racist ideologies that are embedded throughout society.”
With a vast amount of experience as a language and literacy content developer, diversity and inclusion specialist and public speaker, Bostic has built a reputable career in the field of early childhood and elementary education. He has supported and trained large scale agencies through various in-person and eLearning systems, managed large scale research projects that directly impact the local community, overseen qualitative and quantitative data and implemented various strategic plans in a variety of settings for company growth. He currently serves as partnership manager for the Teaching Lab and a doctoral student in the CEHD’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, where he focuses his research on how ideas of race, racism and power are communicated through the text and visual imagery in children’s picture books. Bostic was a keynote speaker for the 2017 Miss Nigeria Pageant Education Week, a 2018 recipient of the Bonnie Campbell Hill National Literacy Leader Award and was named one of Georgia State University’s 40 Under 40 recipients in 2019.
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