Faces of Education welcomes our newest contributor–Talitha Anyabwelé! We are excited to share her unique perspective on how education and culture are inseparably connected.
Talitha V. Anyabwelé is the founder of the Black Girl Speaks movement, and the creator of the Raising Imhotep curriculum and Consulting firm where she advises clients in educational remedies, cultural diversity training, and conflict resolution.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Anyabwelé has lived and worked in education and performance arts in various locations. Most recently, in Singapore, she studied the educational methods of this consistently top ranked country. While there, she founded the organization Supporting International Sisters (SIS), which is a support group for women living as expatriates.
A business graduate of Florida A&M University, Anyabwelé left the corporate sector to pursue her passion for the arts and education. She began teaching 3rd – 8th grade Language Arts at a private African-centered school, Sakkara Youth Institute. Raising standardized test scores, creating an updated curriculum for Language Arts, and implementing performance art into the classroom to aid in conflict resolution earned Anyabwelé a promotion to the role of principal. She was the youngest principal in the country.
Anyabwelé has also served as the the Writing curriculum developer for North Star Rochester Preparatory School under Uncommon Schools in Rochester, New York, and implemented her behavior modification workshops throughout Hillsborough County Schools.
She has recently relocated to the South Florida area with her husband and two young children, whom she homeschools. She is eager to learn more about the myriad of cultures represented in the area and offer her insight on how to best celebrate them all in education and corporate settings.