Quantifying LGBT Educator Experiences.
Tiffany Wright grew up in North New Jersey, 45-minutes outside of New York. Since she was in 1st grade, she knew she wanted to teach. Fast forward to college at Gettysburg College she not only figured out that she was gay, but she also changed the course of her life.
While in college, she worked with a local literacy agency providing classes for the local jail. Then it clicked. She wanted to work for marginalized populations of students and discovered she wanted a research lens to her career. Her initial goal was to research the percentage of students who identify as LGBTQ who ended up in the system. From there her career took off and she has released studies such as LGBT Educators’ Perceptions of School Climate, A Safer Place? LGBT Educators, School Climate, and Implications for Administrators and most recently LGBT Educators’ Perceptions of Safety and Support and Implications for Equity-Oriented School Leaders.
Today, her research aims to dive into what it means to work as a LGBTQ educator and the challenges they face being their authentic selves.
Learn more about Tiffany’s research on this week’s episode of Uncensored Visionary: A LGBTQ Podcast.