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Cathleen Antoine-Abiala (she/her)

Equity Coach + Consultant, CSS

Ms. Antoine-Abiala is an Equity Coach + Consultant for the Center for Strategic Solutions, leading numerous projects on culturally responsive education and fostering critical consciousness. She serves as an instructor in the Critically Conscious Educators Rising Series (CCER) and as a lead coach for the Culturally Responsive Environments Attaining Transformative Equitable Solutions (CREATES) Program. Ms. Antoine-Abiala is a New York City educator with over 15 years experience as a classroom practitioner. Her classroom instruction primarily focused on English Language Arts, but she has incorporated the arts and social activism in her pedagogy.  Partnering and collaborating with institutions such as Weeksville Heritage Center, the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College and Urban Word, she recognizes the vital role that creative expression plays in learning and as a part of culturally responsive practice. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology of Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.