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.
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!”
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.