We’re privileged to feature Rachelle Stone, who is a teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
“When I think about Black Excellence in education in Madison I think of the ability to be whatever you want to be as a Black person and that can be what defines you. We are not a monolithic community and that is what makes us excellent. Often times there is a narrative that we have to be a certain way in order to be deemed excellent and we must push against that in order to truly connect to our full identity. Excellence is being able to see ourselves in our ancestors, our youth, and those who have not come yet.”
Top-down leadership is necessary to achieve success in education and the workplace as a Black community. That begins with having top talent in important positions in our school systems.