Daryl Stewart is an actor, director, performing artist and arts advocate. A proud New Jersey native, Stewart's work as an actor has entertained audiences nationwide; in New York productions such as Little Shop Of Horrors, Into The Woods, Aida, and so many more. A teaching artist at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) he has collaborated with several dozen schools, groups and arts organizations - curating and creating musical theater, dance and drama programs as well as teaching. In 2013, Stewart collaborated with Emmy Award winner Ray Chew choreographing The Spotlight Gala, one of the nations largest live events and is also the co-founder of Vanguard Theatre Company.
As the CEO of a private education consulting organization, Jennifer Moore is an independent consultant who supports school districts and educational non-profits analyze the distinguishable, yet often hidden ways racism, privilege and power create inequitable outcomes. With fifteen years of experience in the educational sector, Jennifer has shared high impact strategies that directly address racism and its manifestations throughout schools. Her concept of “bad actors” who commit racist acts helps us change our mindsets regarding equity and pushes us to encompass a systems level analysis of the culture, policies, and practices that contribute to inequity. As the Managing Director of the Teacher Leadership Development team for Teach For America, Jennifer lead a major overhaul of their teacher development program to prioritize culturally relevant pedagogy as a framework for new teacher development.
Dennis Knight is an educator, published author, ordained Elder, and a role model of excellence! This change agent obtained both his Bachelors and Masters in English at North Carolina Central University, a Historically Black College that he is a strong advocate for. His work in the LGBTQ movement is inspiring, bold, and unapologetic. As a teacher at Newark Collegiate Academy, a KIPP high school that educates 800 African American and Latino students in Newark, New Jersey, he is changing lives and spreading love everyday.