We are here.
And we get to do this work.
I am an educator, researcher, and poet that designs and delivers anti-bias and trauma-informed equity programs for institutions, educators, and students that are healing-centered.
As a facilitator, curriculum designer, and teacher coach, my focus is on the intersections between systems of oppression, colonialism, and patriarchy utilizing Transformative & Engaged pedagogy and Feminist lenses.
With 15 years of experience in the classroom with marginalized communities across higher education, and as a practicing artist, I have dedicated my life to transformative education, justice, and liberation.
Compassionate Support for
Institutions & Educators
We now have the opportunity to explore identity construction, and how our positionality and implicit biases can inflict harm on the students we aim to serve. And we can do it in a way that is compassionate and equanimous.
We all know we have learned behaviors as educators in a society that has roots in inequity. I invite educators to take courageous ownership of the role they play in their student’s lives by learning to recognize, and interrupt trauma-inducing actions. From there, we adopt a growth mindset that can heal institutional and student-facing relationships.
My approach is grounded in the practice of cultivating joy and self-actualization in the classroom by naming and disrupting systems of oppression endemic in environments where learning occurs. Part of this process activates post-training integration: optional customized support for participants in an effort to encourage institutional alignment.
Anti-Bias & Trauma-Informed Recovery for Institutions
These interactive presentations are for district administrators, teacher cohorts and educator groups that engage with marginalized learners. Walk in with questions, walk out with holistic strategies that focus on student experience and growth mindset for all parties involved. Receive learning materials to review as well as futures thinking materials to continue the institutional conversation.
Onboarding New Hires
Successfully implement your equity plans, initiatives and adaptations with customized onboarding to align veteran educators and new hires. I work with you to assess your current equity plan, advise, develop, and execute the onboarding program with your teachers.
1:1 Coaching & Training Integrations
These confidential sessions are opportunities to explore the themes of anti-bias trainings and how we embody them as individuals. We will develop practical tools to explore individual identities and how they inform our biases; where they show up in the classroom, and how they impact teacher-student relationships.
The nature of this work can be hard to integrate. This is the place to do some personal work, ask difficult questions, and step back into teaching practice, fully equipped with confidence, humility, and a growth mindset.
These are rapidly changing times.
No matter where you are on your anti-bias journey, I invite you to connect with me for a free 20-minute intake session
so I can learn more about your institution's needs and how I can best support your current and future efforts.
As students grow their creative capacities, they have more agency to amplify their own voices.
I invite you to connect with me for a free 20-minute intake session so I can learn more about your students' needs and how I can best support them.
Connecting in Creativity:
Nicole Morris holds a Masters in Education from Prescott College and currently teaches in the Creative Writing department at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She is also a poet-researcher and consultant. With a dedicated focus on the intersections between white supremacy, colonialism, and patriarchy utilizing Decolonial Theory, Engaged & Transformative pedagogy, and Feminist lenses, she examines how Black and Brown students are traumatized by institutional racism within the educational system. She has dedicated this chapter of her career to this transformative work.
Her direct experience as a Black woman in academia and as a parent to two sons in public school has made her commitment to the pursuit of transformational, liberatory education an integral aspect of her role as an educator, poet, mother, and community activist.
She resides next to a river that is dry for half the year and runs wild the other half in Santa Fe, New Mexico.