Media Literacy Week
November 5 - 10, 2017
"Inclusion in a Connected World"
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About the Speaker
Sherita Love holds a bachelor’s degree in Education Studies with a minor in Non-Profit Management and African-American Studies from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She supported student learning in the Webster Groves School District before moving into curriculum, program and staff development with YMCA Community Development Programs. There she served as Learning Labs and Science Gone Mad Program Director developing curriculum and supervising the staff and students in after-school math and reading sites at three local YMCA’s as well as two schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.
Aside from Sherita’s role as a director with the YMCA, she was a national trainer with the YMCA of the USA in Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion courses for professional staff. She served on the Multicultural Mentorship Committee with the YMCA of the USA and the Diversity and Inclusion Council with the Gateway Region YMCA where she developed the current model for Diversity, Inclusion and Global strategy for the staff in St. Louis and Southwest Illinois. She continues to serve on the board of the O'Fallon Park YMCA in St. Louis.
Sherita worked with Diversity Awareness Partnership managing youth programs like Give Respect, Get Respect (an anti-bias program), EXPLORE (STEM Career Immersion Programs) and the Diverse-City Art Competition. Sherita continues to lead diversity and inclusion trainings for schools, organizations and corporations in the region.
Sherita currently serves as the Founder of ExpandED Equity Collaborative where she works to close the education opportunity gap in collaboration with educators and community, as the Co-Founder of GLAMM (Girls Lead and Make Moves) to promote education and empowerment for young women of color, board Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair with AIGA St. Louis, advisory board member for Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School, and as a facilitator/consultant with STEMpact’s STEM Teacher Quality Institute, a comprehensive professional development program for teachers in our region focused on "stemitizing" classroom curriculum with Washington University.