Curriculum & Evaluation Coordinator
Dayna-Joy taught middle school in Atlanta where she planned and executed lesson plans for 140-150 students on a daily basis and created a 6th grade world studies curriculum exploring history, geography, economics and government. For several years she worked as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development and Director of Programs for Teach for America New York in the Bronx. There she managed a cohort of 25-35 teachers in 15 diverse schools. She observed and supported teachers in DOE and Charter schools, teachers who worked with students from PreK – 12. Dayna-Joy managed the hiring process, collaborated with school administrators, and worked to develop teachers’ skill sets.
While at TFA Dayna-Joy facilitated sessions and learning opportunities for teachers and TFA staff on issues of culturally responsive teaching, diversity and identity in education, and session design. Dayna-Joy is a Soul Fire Farm Speakers Collective Member and has spoken on issues of food justice and environmental racism. She has worked as an independent consultant with an array of non-profits, schools, and CBOs on inclusive curriculum design, instruction and facilitation, instructional coaching and teacher development, diversity in education, and social justice. Her clients have included East Harlem Tutorial Program, Culturally Responsive Educators of the African Diaspora (CREADNYC) and the Young Women’s Leadership Network.