Ashley Griffin

Vice President of Policy, Evaluation and Research, The Black Teacher Collaborative

Davis Dixon

Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, Hampton University

Session

Moving from Problem to Solutions: Why Black Teachers Leave and What We Can Do to Make Them Stay

Dr. R. Davis Dixon is an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Hampton University in Hampton, VA. Currently Dr. Dixon conducts research that explores how to create safe and welcoming school environments by affirming the identity and humanity of students of color. Previously, Dr. Dixon was a senior associate for P-12 research at the Education Trust, a nonprofit, education civil rights organization. In this role, Dr. Dixon conducted primary and secondary research to inform discussion and debate among education decision-makers at the national, state, and local levels, ensuring that Ed Trust’s practice and policy work is driven by the most current education research.

Bio

Ashley Griffin, Ph.D. currently serves as the Vice President of Policy, Evaluation and Research at the Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC). In this role, Ashley spearheads BTC’s quest to use data as a driver to engage, develop and support a collective of Black educators to ensure Black children achieve at high levels socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Before joining the BTC, Ashley served as the director of P-12 research at the Education Trust, a non-profit education civil rights organization. Throughout her career, Ashley has pursued research investigating teacher instructional practices and student outcomes, educator recruitment and retention, early childhood education, and SEL.

Dr. R. Davis Dixon is an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Hampton University in Hampton, VA. Currently Dr. Dixon conducts research that explores how to create safe and welcoming school environments by affirming the identity and humanity of students of color. Previously, Dr. Dixon was a senior associate for P-12 research at the Education Trust, a nonprofit, education civil rights organization. In this role, Dr. Dixon conducted primary and secondary research to inform discussion and debate among education decision-makers at the national, state, and local levels, ensuring that Ed Trust’s practice and policy work is driven by the most current education research.