Martha CaldwellDirector, iChange Collaborative
Martha draws on the power of story to make the psychological dimensions of social identity visible. She has facilitated thousands of conversations about identity experience with students, parents, educators, and business leaders. Her interactive, inquiry-based style incorporates social emotional learning, identity formation theory, and ethics to enhance empathy, inspire innovative thinking, and catalyze leadership development. Martha’s articles have appeared in Independent Schools Magazine, Greater Good Magazine, Youth Today, Middle School Journal, and EdWeek. She is a co-author of Let’s Get Real: Exploring Race, Class, and Gender Identities in the Classroom, Facilitating Conversations about Race, and Gender and Sexuality: An Educator’s Guide. She worked as a consultant with Emory’s Social, Emotional and Ethical Development program and is on the DEI team for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. She co-founded iChange Collaborative to promote thriving learning communities.
Danielle StewartPresident, iChange Collaborative
Danielle Stewart, Ed.D., M.B.A., B.A. is the president of iChange Collaborative. She is an innovative leader, organizer, educator, facilitator, and curriculum design expert in transformative racial equity education. She co-founded iChange’s first Summer Diversity Institute for Educators in 2013 and has facilitated virtual affinity groups for people of color ever since. In addition to developing iChange, she established The Community Empowerment Foundation and In School Spirit to ignite positive school academic outcomes for students of color and pursue continued research in improving their experiences in school. In addition to her love of teaching and learning, her passion is fulfilled when using her creative skills in a variety of ways, in order to give back to the community.
Tiffany RussellDirector of Diversity and Inclusion, St. Martin’s Episcopal School
Tiffany Russell is an equity and inclusion professional skilled at designing, facilitating, and evaluating programming that furthers racial justice, inclusion, and belonging. Tiffany is the director of diversity and inclusion at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA. She also serves as an adjunct instructor in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University, where she teaches multicultural education, sociology of education, and social foundations of education. A native of Trenton, NJ, Tiffany received her B.A. and M.A. in African American studies from Temple University. She holds a doctorate in educational policy studies/social foundations of education from Georgia State University.