Who We Are

McERA is an organization and movement of the community to support teachers and education leaders as “community” teachers and education justice champions to successfully grow all our children to fulfill their greatness. We are a network of committed multicultural, multigenerational Parent and Community Mentors from all walks of life. From the grassroots to the grasstops, McERA advocates for socially and racially just, quality public education.

McERA Advisory Committee

Please visit our McERA Advisory Committee page for more information about our advisory committee members.

  • Janet Jones Preston, Community Leader
  • Dr. Donald Felder, Community Advocate
  • Dr. Geneva Gay, Professor of Education, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Alejandra Diaz, PTSA President, Roxhill Elementary
  • Nelrica Mosqueda, Community Advocate, Dearborn Park Family Partnerships
  • Faisal Jama, Executive Director, East African Community Services
  • Anita Koyier Mwamba, Community Advocate, Seattle Public Schools Family Partnerships
  • Dr. Caprice Hollins, Co-founder, Cultures Connecting
  • Marcus Harden, Community Advocate, Outreach Manager, WA State Charter Schools Association
  • Uti Cleveland, Elementary Teacher, Seattle Public Schools
  • Harriet Bakken, Community Advocate
  • Sarah Sense Wilson, President, Urban Native Education Alliance
  • Dr. Debra Sullivan, President, Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education
  • Sarah Pritchett – Executive Director, Seattle Public Schools

McERA Board

Please visit our McERA Board page for more information about our board members.

  • Dawn Bennett: co-founder
  • Kerry Cooley-Stroum: co-founder
  • Amber Banks Grubb: co-founder
  • Lorena Guillen
  • Michael Bowman
  • Kate Napolitan
  • Tamora Schoeneberg
  • Andrea Tompkins
  • Ken Zeichner