Education Equity

At the core of Bryce's work is education equity. Gender justice, racial equity, and LGBTQ rights are all directly tied to educational opportunity, access and outcomes. Growing up with a single mom who is a teacher, Bryce learned from a young age the value of an education. However, Bryce also experienced the harsh reality that so many students of color, LGBTQ students, and other marginalized students face from dealing with school pushout. After dropping out of high school and earning his GED, Bryce went on to make it his life's goal to ensure that other students did not face the same barriers to accessing an equitable education that he did.

Bryce has since gone on to earn three college degrees, including an advanced degree in education from Brown University. Throughout his work Bryce has made an impact on educators nationwide by training teachers on best practices when working with LGBTQ students, advocating for trans student's rights with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and presenting research and best policy practices at national conferences dedicated to education equity. 

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education was about the practice of freedom.

-bell hooks

Bryce posing with his poster during Point Foundation finalist interview weekend. Bryce presented about the work he did with Latinx high school students while helping to manage a summer leadership program.
Being Introduced at Brown University before leading training with 50 pre-service educators on using best practices in the classroom to create inclusive classroom environments for LGBTQ identified students.

Bryce's Work on Education Equity

  • Cultural competency and responsiveness when working with youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and other marginalized young people.

  • A proven track record of fostering a community focussed classroom environment, using Restorative Justice practices with young people, and showing up as an accomplice for youth. 

  • Assisted in managing youth leadership programming at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for over 100 Latinx high school students from all across the country during a summer internship and fall fellowship. 

  • Trained LGBTQ identified high school and college students on the basics of lobbying, government relations, and coalition building related to lobbying for stronger Anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment policies in schools.

  • Worked on federal, state and local safe schools legislation while working as a Public Policy Assistant at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - assisted in creating statewide legislative strategies, met with Hill staffers to discuss safe schools legislation, conducted policy research and created original policy briefs. 

  • Experience in writing culturally responsive and project-based curriculum focussed on ethnic studies, world history, and U.S. History for high school social studies (Grades 9-12).

  • Expert on best practices when working with LGBTQ+ identified students - has presented at the U.S. Department of Education, The National Education Association, White House-sponsored Anti-Bullying conferences, and more. 

  • Dedicated to ending the school-to-prison pipeline and researching its disparate impact on students of color, LGBTQ+ identified students and students whose identities meet at the intersections of marginalized communities.

  • Experience in creating resources for educators, students, and administrators on the School-To-Prison Pipeline, LGBTQ+ student issues, culturally responsive pedagogy, working with Latinx students, etc.

  • Former Research Assistant for the Brown University Department of Education with a specific focus on Diversity and Inclusion - created and managed DIAP programming for the department, documented program impact with high-level reports for the Department Chair, and coordinated the department's first-ever conference specific to Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Mentoring LGBTQ identified students; helping them get into college, map their professional and educational futures, and providing support. 

  • Article Written by Bryce: The Need  for Trans Inclusive Educators

  • Wrote an Award-Winning Senior Thesis Written by Bryce: Bolling v. Sharpe and Beyond: The Unfinished and Untold History of School Desegregation in Washington, D.C.

  • Article Feature: Trans Students Meet with Ed Secretary, Call for Stronger Guidance for Schools

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