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Who's In The Room?: Understanding the Community, School and Students

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Chicago Literacy Alliance | Literacenter

641 W. Lake Street

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60661

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In order to provide customized quality instruction, organizations must gather the necessary knowledge and understanding about the school, the community and the students. It's important for educators to familiarize themselves with the school's practices, resources and referral processes for student supports and disciplinary needs. Obtaining knowledge on the students' race, religion, IEPs, level of education and parent involvement can help determine any shifts or adjustments needed within a program.

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Recognize the importance of understanding the demographics of the students in their program(s)

Discover different approaches to adapting curriculum to reach the widest range of students and their families

Learn best practices for garnering the necessary knowledge to provide customized quality instruction

Light food will be provided.



  • Erick Deshaun Dorris

    Erick Deshaun Dorris | Session Co-Facilitator



  • Adria Husband

    Adria Husband | Session Facilitator

    Shifting Mindsets

    Co-Founder


Adria Husband is the Co-Founder of Shifting Mindsets, an education consulting practice focused on operationalizing the process of equity focused individual growth into impactful systemic shifts in service of our youth. With over 14 years of experience in the education sector, Adria’s efforts have centered around optimizing the equitable distribution and use of resources across Chicago’s schools to communities that have historically been most underserved. Adria has worked most recently with C.A.S.E.L. supporting efforts to implement systemic social emotional learning and equity initiatives across 20 large urban school districts nationally, as well as with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative supporting efforts to validate their approach to whole child learning and grantmaking with an equity lens. Adria is the mother of a 15 year old daughter, and boisterous lhasa apso puppy, and a mentor to many middle school and high school girls across the city through the D.I.V.A.s Mentoring Program which she founded in 2014.




Erick Deshaun Dorris is an Artist & Educator. Dorris is a Co-Founder and Administrator for United In Excellence, an education advocacy and community arts program in his hometown of Joliet, IL. He also serves as General Manager of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. Erick has developed education and mentorship programs at Steppenwolf Theater, Lookingglass Theater, Fort Knox Studios, and Chicago Public Schools. He previously served the Director of Curricular Enhancements for a network of over 30 elementary and high schools, where he oversaw arts education and after-school programs. Dorris currently sits on the Board of Inspectors for Joliet Public Schools District #86, and is a member of the Greater Joliet Alliance for Youth (JAY), NAACP - Joliet Branch #3018, Council of Urban School Boards, National Black Council of School Boards, and the Illinois Association of School Boards. Erick holds a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts from Millikin University and a Master's of Performing Arts Administration from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts.
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Chicago, IL 60661

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