Toni Woodlon

Toni has over 14 years experience in education and has served as assistant principal, classroom teacher, mentor, instructional coach, math coordinator, and curriculum and assessment writer. Toni has mentored and coached novice and veteran educators, supporting them in honing skills around building positive classroom culture, implementing personalized learning strategies, and planning for student engagement and success - all with a culturally responsive lens. Toni has used her skills as a culturally responsive and anti-racist educator to help provide students more access to a just and quality education. Toni is a sought after speaker and presenter, and has trained hundreds of educators at national and local conferences, and even developed a framework for culturally responsive and brain-based planning for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. As a thoughtful and experienced facilitator of professional learning, Toni has helped educators examine their own practices and identify individual and structural barriers for students, especially students of marginalized identities. She has supported educators in developing strategies and systems to remove these barriers for students and promote more educational equity. Toni is a trained Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) facilitator and facilitates SEED seminars for teachers, administrators, and other school staff. Toni has a Master of Education degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and is a Doctor of Education candidate at Walden University.