VICTOR L. BRADLEY JR.

Anti-bias & Anti-Racist Educational Programming, 
Coaching, & Custom Curriculums

Customized

Curriculums

For Schools, Early Childhood Programs, & Organizations

 

 Customized programs, curriculums, and tools for implementation on topics of social justice in early childhood settings to meet your organization’s specific goals.

With over 20 years of training and consulting at schools, universities, conferences and workshops, I bring a deep commitment to social justice in early childhood education settings. I have extensive experience creating and implementing curriculums for young children based in history, anti-bias, and anti-racist ideology. I have also served as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate student interns from various Boston area colleges and universities. I possess broad-based leadership and community-building experiences in classrooms, schools, and community-based organizations serving children, adults, and families from all walks of life.

 

                 

                        Training and Consulting Work Experience

Enid Lee Consultant, Santa Cruz, CA
Coordinator and Group Facilitator: June 2005 – present

  • Educate and train teachers and administrators in anti-racist practice
  • Planned and organized the Summer Equity Institute in 2005, 2006, and 2007 for more than 200

educators from independent and public schools located around the US and Canada

  • Presented the race-based affinity group model for children of color during 2005 and   

2006 summer institutes

 

Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood Teacher: August 2005 – August 2014    

  • Race-based Affinity Group Student and Faculty Leader: facilitated race-based affinity groups for students of color from pre-K to grade 8, organized and led the black boys group, presented the affinity group model to administrators and teachers at several AISNE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conferences, led faculty meetings, parent seminars, and discussion groups on race issues, including race-based affinity groups
  • Organized school’s march at the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Boston Pride Parades

 

 Atrium School, Watertown, MA
Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher: December 1999 – June 2005

  • Race-based Affinity Group Student and Faculty Leader: began, organized, and led weekly affinity groups for children of color 
  • Organized and launched Atrium School’s march in the annual Boston Pride Parade
  • Nominated by peers to serve as a faculty trustee for three years at Atrium School, which 

included serving on the diversity committee, the education committee, and the search 

committee to hire a new head of school

  • Co-founded and co-organized the school’s Faculty Diversity Action Committee (FDAC), which won an award from the National Association of Independent Schools in 2003, to ensure the daily implementation of anti-racist work

  “Virtual Parent Change Makers Evening part 2

Led by Victor Bradley 

Watch film/then meet! 

Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years
   A Film by Debbie LeeKeenan • John Nimmo • Filiz Efe McKinney Then gathers together to reflect and discuss this incredibly  powerful film. Feel free to bring your own personal experiences and reflections after watching the film. An evening rich in conversation. May 2021

  • Bancroft School Worcester Ma.
  • “Why Anti-Racist/Anti-Biased Education”?
  • Presenter Victor Bradley in this training we looked at Who we are,What is a Microaggressions, The four core goals of anti-racist/bias education,How do we strengthen our lens using children’s literature and What is a Change makers? May 2021

 

  • Atrium School Watertown Ma.
  • “ChangeMakers Online class for classrooms”
  • Victor Bradley Worked with pre-k-1st grade in 6 session  to begin to eliminate barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias in young children in a developmentally- appropriate setting. I incorporate books, visuals, mindfulness, movement, songs, courageous conversations, and social studies about people of power and change-makers! 
    • May 2021
  • Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. Ma.

“How To Be An Antiracist/bias  Early Childhood Educator” 

Presenter Victor Bradley: In the session I incorporated books, visuals, mindfulness activities, courageous conversations, and social studies about people of power and change-makers. Participants will leave the session with a detailed curriculum on how teach about gender and race, bibliography of diverse books on race and change -maker books for adults and children.April 2021       

    • Atrium School Watertown Ma.

      “Teach Justice, Not Fear”

    Presenter Victor Bradley: How do honor children’s voices when they ask about the racial realities of economic injustice, police brutality, and immigration without traumatizing them with anxiety and fear April 2021

    • Cambridge Birth-3rdGrade Partners
    •   Cambridge Week Of The Young Child! “Teaching Justice Not Fear” (a social justice curriculum for young children)  Presenter Victor Bradley  April 2021

     

      “Virtual Parent Change Makers Evening”

    Presenter Victor Bradley:  In this parent change-maker session, parents have space to ask those challenging questions so you can be ready for the tricky conversations that come up with your young person. The goal of this session is to expand your “tool belt” by providing strategies and language in developmentally-appropriate practice on gender, activism, race, and class. This session will incorporate  books, visuals, mindfulness activities, courageous conversations, and social studies about people of power and change-makers. Participants will leave the session with a bibliography of diverse and change-maker books for adults and children so you can start to have or continue those challenging conversations with the young people in your life.  March 2021 

    • Hilltop Children’s School Seattle WA.

    “Teach Justice, Not Fear”

    Presenter Victor Bradley: How do honor children’s voices when they ask about the racial realities of economic injustice, police brutality, and immigration without traumatizing them with anxiety and fear? In this two part  2-hour intensive, we’ll explore ways we can teach justice and not fear. 

    Part 1 February 2021/Part 2 March 2021.

      •  Beth El Temple Center Mishpachah Belmont Ma.

       “ WORDS MATTER: RAISING ANTI-RACIST CHILDREN THROUGH LITERATURE”

      Presenter Victor Bradley: The connections between African American and Jewish communities in their fight for social justice, including Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and his connection to the civil rights movement.

      January 2021 

      • Tufts University-Medford, MA

      Tufts professor Elise Sommers’ course: “Queering childhood” Victor Bradley presented “Setting up a safe classroom environment for queer children of color who might of experience some kind of trauma”. November 2018

       

      • Eliot Pearson Department of Early Childhood Studies 

      Joined forces with department professors to have conversations with students around play-based learning. Anti-Racist and Anti-Homophobic early childhood books and how to use them. I was also on many panel discussions addressing classroom design and structure through an anti-bias lens, September 2014-2020.

       

      • Wheelock College-Boston, MA

      Wheelock College professor Dr.David Fernie’s Course: “Early Childhood Education,” Victor Bradley presented :“Anti-racist and Anti-Homophobic Practice Through an Early Childhood Lens: showcasing diverse books on race and gender and how to use them in a classroom,October 2015.

       

      • Tufts University-Medford, MA

      Tufts professor Elise Sommers’ course: “Queering childhood” Victor Bradley presented “Setting up a safe classroom environment for queer children of color who might of experience some kind of trauma”. November 2018

       

       New England Quaker conference at Moses Brown-Providence, RI

      Presenters Victor Bradley and Lynne May Lim: “People of Inspiration: A Year-Long History Curriculum for Young Children, with a Focus on Peace,” February 2014.

        

      • Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCFATASS) 44th North East Regional Conference-Sturbridge, MA

      Presenters Victor Bradley and Lynne May Lim: “People of Inspiration: A Year-Long History Curriculum for Young Children,” April 2014.

       

      • Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) Diversity Conferences

       

       “People of Inspiration: A Year-Long History Curriculum for Young Children (These are the change-makers),” November 2013.

       

       “Anti-Racist and Anti-Homophobic Practice Through an Early Childhood Lens,” November 2010.

       

       “Why Affinity Groups? Telling the History of Cambridge Friend’s Model on Race-based and Rainbow Kids’ Group,” November 2000.

       “Doing the Work”: Demonstrating the model: Co-founded and co-organized the Faculty Diversity Action Committee (F. D. A. C.) at the Atrium School to ensure the daily implementation of antiracist work. This initiative was recognized with an award from the National Association of Independent Schools in 2003. Of NAIS Leading Edge Award for Equity and Justice,” November 2004

       

      • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Conference

      Presenters Victor Bradley and Erica Jensen: “How to Create LGBTQ Safe Schools,” April 2006.

       

       “How to Build an LGBTQ Safe Space Through Literature in an Early Childhood Classroom,April 2002. 

       

       Presenters Victor Bradley and Beth Dimock: “Gender in Early Childhood, How to Interrupt Gender Bias in Your Classroom.” April 2000

      • About me

      I have over twenty-nine years of experience as an educator in elementary and early childhood settings serving various communities which includes 20+ years of diversity training.  My extensive experience has been with children and adults of all ages and includes guiding children, parents, teachers, and student teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  I feel making the transition to do this important work in a high school setting is  the next step for me. 

       

      I bring a deep commitment to social justice into the educational classroom setting through extensive experience with history, anti-bias, and anti-racist curriculum development and implementation from pre-K-8th. I have a passion for teaching around issues of race, gender, etc. I am in a position with all this hands-on knowledge and experience to be a mentor and coach to parents; to give young people a full social justice experience; to support schools with training and consulting around race, gender, and social change. The goal of all these offerings can help to transform your program around race, gender, and social justice work. 

       

      I hold a specialized Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. When not teaching, I enjoy Djing, listening, and dancing to all types of music, connecting to nature by going for long walks on the beach in all seasons, connecting with myJewish heritage by attending synagogue events and ceremonies with my family, cooking delicious meals, practicing Reiki, being with my partner Sabina, who is also a teacher, and enjoying time with my daughter Hazel who is 10 and graduated from Lee Academy Pilot School last June and is now attending Young Achievers school as a fourth-grader.

       

       

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