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Temple S. Lovelace, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Chief Disruptor

Temple S. Lovelace, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. She serves as the Director of Special Education, is a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow and is a member of the Remake Learning Council. Her research centers on the examination of the intersectionality of disability and race, with particular interest in creating innovative, culturally-sustaining academic and behavioral interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Her local work is reflective in the following publications: Achieving Educational Equity for African American Students with and without Exceptionalities; Creating a Schoolwide Culture to Support Practitioner Research; and Community-University Partnerships as Vehicles of Radical Leadership, Service and Activism. Dr. Lovelace is a proud 40 under 40 awardee and recipient of Duquesne University's 2017 Office of Research Hall of Fame award. 

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Grace Higginbotham, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Grace Higginbotham is a Pittsburgh native.  She was educated between Pittsburgh Public Schools, with the remainder of her education being homeschooled.  Grace is a graduate of Chatham University, where she obtained a BA in Liberal Arts and is a PA Certified teacher.  Mrs. Higginbotham is passionate about educational equity and social justice issues and takes pride in assisting others in learning, “how to think, but not what to think!”

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Allani Mosley, Youth Strategist for EU, Youth Leading Change Manager

Allani Mosley is a student at Point Park University and a future high school teacher. As a graduate of Propel Andrew Street High School and valedictorian of her class, she participated in Youth Leading Change programming for two years prior to becoming a Youth Strategist and YLC Manager. At the 2017 Youth Leading Change Summit, she performed "I Am Not A Statistic" which talked about her desire to change the narrative of black women in society. 
 

Program Mentors

 Nahdiya - Team Plum

Nahdiya - Team Plum

 Pedro - Team Plum

Pedro - Team Plum

 Tanner - Team Plum

Tanner - Team Plum

 ShyAnn - Team Brashear and Team Andrew Street

ShyAnn - Team Brashear and Team Andrew Street

 Kiya - Team Andrew Street

Kiya - Team Andrew Street

 Darren - Team Brashear

Darren - Team Brashear