where the Journey begins...

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” - Audre Lorde

Educator. Author.

MEET JAMILAH PITTS

Speaker. Advocate.

Jamilah Pitts is an educator, consultant, yoga teacher, curriculum designer and writer who resides in New York City. Jamilah's work centers the liberation, healing and holistic development of youth, particularly children of color through an emphasis on adult and educator development, coaching and training. Jamilah partners with schools, leaders, organizations and educators providing training and thought - leadership on: anti - racist, culturally responsive, equitable and restorative practices and frameworks, anti - bias curriculum development, and wellness/yoga practices as a vehicle for student and educator self - preservation. Jamilah has served as a teacher, coach, dean of instruction, dean of students, and as an Assistant Principal. She has also worked for schools in Massachusetts, New York City, The Dominican Republic, China and in India. Jamilah sees education as her life’s work and calling and truly believes that education should be an avenue through which empathy, healing and justice are promoted.
 
She threads her passion for human rights and social justice into her teaching, writing, scholarship and other artistic pursuits. Jamilah holds degrees from Spelman College, Boston College, and is pursuing an additional graduate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. Jamilah is a Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellow, Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar, a Fund for Teachers Fellow,  and has been appointed to serve on the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board

what my clients have to say!

"Jamilah is an experienced equity and justice strategist that had a significant impact on our school through her consulting and professional development offerings on anti-racism, cultural responsiveness, and curriculum development through these lenses. Jamilah’s approach is collaborative with multiple approaches for getting to know our school community and culture. Jamilah’s collaborative approach as well as her expansive knowledge and passion for this work makes her a valuable partner for any organization whether you are looking to start, further pursue or take this work to the next level."

Christine Moloughney-Froman

Elementary School Director, Hyde Leadership Charter School

FROM THE DESK

Jamilah Pitts is a transformative educator of the liberation arts. Her knowledge and expertise around Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning combined with her passion of developing independent student learners is what makes her exceptional at moving the needle.

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WORK WITH ME

I want to hear from you, and to work or journey alongside you! For inquiries on Curriculum Design, Speaking Engagements, Professional Development Trainings & Services, Writing Requests or features, Wellness retreats or yoga sessions, please leave a note and I will be sure to get in touch with you.

Topics Include:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Critical Times 
  • Creating a Foundation for Anti - Racist Schooling & Practices 

  • Teaching Resistance through the Performing Arts & Humanities 

  • Amplifying Student Voice through Social Justice Education

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Listen Now To The

Podcast Interview.

In her essay “Don't Say Nothing," Jamilah Pitts exhorts educators that teaching as an act of resistance and teaching as an act of healing are not mutually exclusive. That when teachers choose to remain silent about moments of racial tension or violence—violence that may well touch students’ own communities or families—these children are overtly reminded of their inferior place in society.

 

That engaging in dialogue about mass incarceration rates; the militarism of police and the killing of innocent black men and women is but one antidote to systemic racism. That essay was written FOUR YEARS AGO, in the fall of 2016, after the murder of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile and before the killngs of Delrawn Small, Botham Jean, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Last week, after the murder of George Floyd, Fund for Teachers reposted Jamilah’s article and reached for her thoughts on what, if anything, has changed on the racial pandemic landscape since she wrote her piece in 2016.

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