Leadership Team

Lee Teitel

Lee Teitel

Faculty Director

Lee Teitel is the faculty director of the RIDES project. Lee teaches courses on integrated schools and leading and coaching for equity and diversity. He also teaches about leadership development, partnership and networking, and understanding organizations and how to improve them.... Read more about Lee Teitel

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Dr. Darnisa Amante

Director of the RIDES Institute
Dr. Darnisa Amante, as an educational and racial equity strategist, is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and experiential ways to transform organizational and school culture on issues of racial equity. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.),... Read more about Dr. Darnisa Amante

Betty Dao

RIDES Leadership Fellowship Director

Betty Dao serves as the Director of the inaugural RIDES Leadership Fellowship. As a Senior Project Manager with SchoolWorks, an education consulting...

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Hope K. McCoy

Senior Program Coordinator
From Chicago by way of Los Angeles, Hope McCoy is a PhD Candidate in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA, where she has also served as an... Read more about Hope K. McCoy

Associated Researchers

2017-2018 Researchers

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Grace Tatter

Perception and Communications Specialist, 2017-2018
Des Floyd

Des Floyd

Manager of Coaching Practices, 2017-2018