Chastity joins Transcend as a Partner on the School Design Team with over thirteen years of experience. Chastity is a fifth generation educator, with the first teacher in her family being her great-great grandmother, Lucy, during the early 1900s in the small rural area she is from in north Louisiana.
Prior to Joining Transcend, Chastity was an English teacher, English academic coach, and Assistant Principal at Mentorship STEAM Academy in Baton Rouge, LA, where she worked for over ten years and helped spearhead their ascent from an F-school to a B-school. She served as Founding Principal of Helix Legal Academy, launching in 2021 with just a 6th grade. Driven by the cultural theme, “Spread Love, It’s the HLA Way,” the school touted some of the highest growth in the district for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and with disabilities under her leadership.
Chastity earned her BA in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Louisiana Christian University (formerly Louisiana College). She is currently pursuing a doctorate in K-12 Organizational Leadership. Chastity is married to her wonderful husband with 3 beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys attending concerts and traveling with her husband, festivals and other cultural experiences with her children, thrift shopping, attending church, cooking, and spending quality time with her friends. Chastity also has an organization called the High Tea Society that sponsors cultural experiences for students of color as well as creates spaces for millennials and matriarchs to connect and learn from each other. High Tea also features a podcast that will relaunch in the Summer of 2023.
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Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning
Transcend’s Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning describes the key ways we believe the student experience must change so that schools can prepare all young people to thrive in and transform the world.
Transform Learning with Community-Based Design
Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.