The Advisory Board
About Our Advisors
The Diversity Recruitment Partners Board of Advisors consists of academicians and individuals with business expertise willing to provide collaborative guidance on 21st century industry trends and insights to DIVERSITY in Ed magazine, online job boards and virtual recruitment services.
The DIVERSITY in Ed’s leadership team, community partners, and Board of Advisors share the vision of creating an equal opportunity for every student of color to be educated by teachers of diverse cultures (including their own) and backgrounds. We are proud to bring our core values together in support of a more equitable education system.
The new Board is chaired by Dr. Scott Glenn, Assistant Professor of Business and Graduate Studies, Goldey-Beacom College. Says Dr. Glenn, “the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of all people in this diverse world is a key concept and truth to all walks of life not just in America, but globally! Diversity in Ed continues to emphasize this by creating sound opportunities to bring people of color to the table, engaging stakeholders in academia from k-12 through postsecondary education.”
DIVERSITY in Ed (established in 2005) connects career-seeking teachers of color and diverse backgrounds with public, private, charter and independent schools and higher-ed institutions committed to diversity recruitment and hiring. The connections are made through DIVERSITY in Ed’s multimedia platforms including a national print and digital magazine publication, job boards, and virtual recruitment fairs.
The mission of DIVERSITY in Ed is to connect schools, districts and higher-ed institutions with teachers of color and diverse languages, cultures and backgrounds to reflect their student body.
The vision of DIVERSITY in Ed is to create an equal opportunity for every student of color to be educated by teachers of diverse cultures (including their own) and backgrounds.
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Board of Advisors
It is with sincere pleasure to introduce the 2022 -24 Advisory Board of Diversity Recruitment Partners (DIVERSITY in Ed Magazine, Online Job Boards and Virtual Recruitment Services.)
Scott Glenn, EdD., MBA
As a proud United States Marine and author of eight books, including award-winning titles, Dr. Glenn brings a diverse and well-rounded background to his role as Assistant Professor of Business, including Economics, Marketing, Finance, and Investment. He has also worked in the entertainment industry and has experience teaching and administrating in both the public and private school sectors, from secondary to post-secondary academia. Dr. Glenn has a passion for coaching and has been heavily involved in sports throughout his career.
Charlene James-Piper, Ed.D.
Dr. James-Piper is a Higher Ed Leader with a focus on Student Success & Retention, Faculty Development, Curriculum, and Instructional Communication. Currently serving as the Executive Director for Student Academic Support Services and The Freshman Experience at Texas Southern University, she plays a key role in recruitment and retention initiatives for high-risk populations. Dr. James-Piper is actively engaged in research within her areas of expertise and has presented her findings at conferences both locally and nationally.
Joshua P. Cole, Ph.D.
Dr. Joshua Cole is a recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for Excellence in Education. He has taught in rural Michigan, inner-city Detroit, suburban Richmond, and in Australia. He has also been an elementary school principal. Dr. Cole is the founder of “A NEW Angle” organization and author of the children’s book “The Character Club”. Currently, he is the Sr. Director of Equity and Inclusion at Waterford.org.
Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. Ph.D.
Dr. Enrique Murillo is Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino, where he also serves as the Faculty Director for the CSUSB Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program, and is Founder and Executive Director of the LEAD organization (Latino Education & Advocacy Days). He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal of Latinos and Education (JLE), and of the Handbook of Latinos and Education (HLE). Additionally, he is the Founder of the National Latino Education Network (NLEN). Dr. Murillo is former California Student Aid Commissioner (CSAC), and served while implementing the California DREAM ACT. Dr. Murillo also serves as President of the Southern California Consortium of Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Rafael Sanchez Jr., D.B.A.
Dr. Rafael Sanchez Jr., is Executive Director of Human Resources of St. Lucie County Public Schools. A creative dynamic and experienced Human Resources Strategic Leader with over 29 consecutive years in a leadership role. Dr. Sanchez is an expert in team-building and motivation, with a proven track record supporting business leaders and transforming business vision into strategic action. He specializes in transitioning organizations from compliance to strategic and creating conceptual models and frameworks that enhance organizational success and competitive advantage. Dr. Sanchez is recipient of Treasure Coast HR Professional of the Year (2021), Business Leader Award – Wall Street Journal (2017), and Governor’s Sterling Award – Orange County Public Schools (2015) to name a few.
Ms. Crisafulli has served as the Director of Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Practices for the School District of Indian River County for the past two years. Prior to this position, she was the proud principal of Oslo Middle School from 2015-2020, an Assistant Principal at Vero Beach High School for 2012-2014, the Coordinator of Professional Development for SDIRC in 2014-2015, and a Reading Coach and classroom teacher for 10 years. She is originally from New Jersey, but has lived in beautiful Vero Beach for the past 21 years. Beth is the proud mother of four — Jason, Max, Abigail, and Kix. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Crisafulli’s mission is to inspire others to be “best by kids”. She is currently training for a half-marathon in May in Washington, D.C.
Craig Alan Johnson
Craig Allen Johnson is Superintendent of the American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India, Co-Founder of the Global Leadership Collaborative, Denver, Colorado, and CEO and Founder of NatureNurture (A Yoga & Rock-Climbing Company). Mr. Johnson is also a writer of fact and fiction. In his capacity as a school leader Craig has always stayed engaged with his students and faculty by teaching classes, coaching sports’ teams, and leading professional learning communities. A regular presenter and workshop facilitator, around the world, Craig is a passionate advocate for Innovation and Relevancy in Education. In response to much of his work and the reputation of ASB, Craig was awarded the prestigious “Innovation in Leadership,” award from the Association for the Advancement of International Education, in 2016 and Nominee: Superintendent of the Year as recognized by the AAIE Association for the Advancement of International Education.
Virginia Rodriguez has worked for over seventeen years in the field of education in a variety of capacities, including elementary and high school teacher, reading interventionist, and college instructor of English. She continues to be a lifelong learner and mentor to teachers in CFISD as an elementary Bilingual/ESL curriculum coach.
Dr. Santarvis Brown, Ed.D, J.D.
Dr. Santarvis Brown is a Scholar and Changemaker who brings 20 years of experience in the education space. He is the President of Edu-Techure LLC, an education consultancy. He has served in the K-12 and higher education spaces well. He began his career as an executive director for an educational non-profit that provided academic enrichment in low-income areas in the Overtown community. He served as a middle school classroom teacher, and principal. In addition to serving as a full professor, he has served in administration as a Department Chair, and Associate Provost/Chief Academic Officer. He currently teaches Leadership at The University of Virginia and Cornell University. He has earned numerous awards and recognition, including being noted as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Education, A Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden, and an Innovator and Change Maker in Education Award.
E-chieh Lin is the Director of Diversity & Community and Director of Hiring at University Prep.
Lin earned BFA from the University of Washington and Master in Teaching from Seattle University. Also holds a Washington State teacher certification. Previously worked as instructor at Cornell University Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives.
For the past 13 years, Mrs. Shineaca A. Mckenzie has served as the Workforce Diversity Specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Maryland. In this role, Mrs. Mckenzie is responsible for overseeing the school systems diversity recruitment programs and initiatives. Prior to this role, Mrs. Mckenzie was the Director of Programs for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Mrs. Mckenzie holds a master’s degree in human resource management from The University of Maryland Global Campus and is married with two children.
Kishawna P. Wiggins, Ed.D.
Dr. Kishawna Wiggins is a public education leader with over 20 years of experience. She has served as a secondary teacher, education non-profit executive, and school district administrator. She is currently responsible for the recruitment and retention of teachers in the Garland Independent School District, 5th largest in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area; serving over 55,000 students. Her leadership also extends to overseeing the development of the district’s Grow Your Own program. She also periodically serves as an adjunct instructor for graduate programs in education. She is passionate about teacher retention and development.
Interested in serviving as a committee member …
The ideal committee nominee is willing to bring own diverse perspectives and lived experiences to form collegial working relationships and collaborations that will contribute to Diversity Recruitment Partner’s’s mission during a one-year commitment to the Advisory Board.
If interested, please complete our application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWD27X2.