Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, President Seattle Affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)

Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan serves as the President of the Seattle Affiliate of the NBCDI. The focus of her work is implementing appropriate learning environments for Black children and increasing advocacy for their educational rights. She has worked in higher education for thirty years as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, administrator, and education coach. As a college administrator, she has participated in the education and preparation of many of Seattle’s teaching workforce. Dr. Sullivan has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and is the author of two books. Learning to Lead: Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children (RedLeaf Press), is a self-directed guide to leadership development and her second book (co‐authored with Holly Elissa Bruno, Janet Gonzalez-Mena, and Luis Hernandez) is titled, Learning From the Bumps in the Road: Insights from Early Childhood Leaders. Her third book, Cultivating the Genius of Black Children, guides teachers in creating classrooms that support the learning needs of Black children (available from RedLeaf Press in February, 2016).