Melissa Oliver
NYC Coalition for Teacher Preparation

Melissa Oliver McHenry is an educator and facilitator of adult learning living in Queens, NY. Her work in the NYCDOE and the New York City Coalition for Teacher Preparation is grounded in supporting student teaching host schools in the development of culturally responsive pedagogies. Melissa believes, as Dr. Gholdy Muhammad states, “If we aim to get it right with all youth, a productive starting point is to design teaching and learning to the group(s) of students who have been marginalized the most in society and within schools.”