Sheryl Lain has spent 40 years in education, teaching students and teachers. Her teaching began at Wind River High School serving Native Americans on the Wind River Indian Reservation. She also served as language arts coordinator and instructional coach for Laramie County School District #1, directed the Wyoming Writing Project, and presented internationally. Sheryl is the author of A Poem for Every Student and numerous articles, chapters, monologues, and poems.
Dr. Jayoung Choi is an associate professor of TESOL in the department of Inclusive Education at Kennesaw State University. Her recent research focuses on promoting a more linguistically just environment for multilingual students in schools. She is currently interested in trilinguals’ language and literacy practices in and out of school contexts from the perspective of translanguaging and supporting teachers and immigrant families in disrupting the pervasive monolingual ideology and advocating for more multilingual society.
Sankofa: A modern retelling of the fable The People Could Fly
Khalilah Ali is an assistant professor at Clayton State University. She is a clinical supervisor in the pre-service bachelor’s program in secondary English education and teaches composition in the First Year Writing Program. Her research interests include: womanist pedagogy, critical race feminism, teaching as performance and teacher identity. She continues to write and perform hip hop and poetry.