Authors, Authors!

Two of our staff members have written chapters in a soon-to-be-released book The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys.

Director of Diversity Brian Johnson wrote the chapter "What Are We Doing To Address 'These' Students? Brian discusses the Equitable Classroom program, an initiative he introduced at TPS to identify and address specific, often self-identified obstacles that are keeping learners from reaching their academic and social-emotional potentials.

Junior Unit teacher David Stills wrote a chapter, titled "Black Excellence and White Privilege," about his experience growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood in the town of Lima, in upstate New York.

The book, which contains chapters by 50 diversity practitioners and scholars, was co-edited by Eddie Moore, Jr., Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael. Ali has worked closely with the TPS faculty and staff on our diversity efforts.

The book can be preordered online at