Durham Black Educators' Network

Est. 2005 Durham Black Educators' Network (DBEN) is dedicated to optimizing and operationalizing educational experiences of DDSB students, educators and parents/community of  Durham's Black diaspora

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OUR TEAM

Our Executive Team includes a compliment of Educators who are Durham District School Board Employees, representing Durham’s Black diaspora (Administrators, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Occasional and Long-Term Occasional Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, and a variety of DDSB Staff).

 

Get to know the 2018 – 2020 Executive Team!  

 

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Cheryl believes Black youth have infinite possibilities to make connections between their potential and future pathways.  With this vision, it is increasingly more important to challenge and interrupt narratives that create barriers to activating excellence

Chair

CHERYL ROCK

Tanya Salmon, Secretary _Tanya is an Ele

Tanya works passionately to instill a love for learning in Math, Language and French within her students

Secretary

TANYA SALMON

Tracey Grose, Social Coordinator _Tracey

Tracey is very interested in ensuring that opportunities for scholarship, recognition and enrichment are shared throughout the system

Social Coordinator

TRACEY GROSE

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Having a full compliment of experiences - as an And Still We Rise Leadership Alumni, Kiana uses her creativity and experience to further grow DBEN

Social Media/Website Coordinator

KIANA BONNICK

Sharon Knights, Member at Large__Sharon

Sharon believes that all students can learn given the right amount of time, the proper tools and strategies

Member at Large

SHARON KNIGHTS

Camille Prince, Member at Large__Camille

Passionate about  STEM, Camille is an educator, an ally and an agent of change for all students, staff,  and community members

Member at Large

CAMILLE PRINCE

Andrea is very passionate about equity and helping parents and students to feel included and empowered within the school system

Vice Chair

ANDREA WALTERS

Claudett's goal is to add value to DBEN and contribute to its growth and development within the Durham Region

Treasurer

CLAUDETT McDONALD

Using her  background in digital technologies and community based research, Jennifer uses media and technology to better connect with the community

Media Coordinator 

JENNIFER SEIF

Amanda is passionate about ensuring that student voice and equity are prioritized factors towards their success and well-being

Member at Large

AMANADA HENRY

Jeff feels that schools must create lasting partnerships with their students, families and community partners

Member at Large

JEFF MAHARAJ

A positive influence in the field of education for over 10 years and has experience in the areas of Special Education, Mathematics curriculum and instruction

Past Chair

ELEANOR McIntosh

l've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel

Maya Angelou
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