Episode 43: For the Love of Black Women with Stacey Taylor-Brandon
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
1w ago
In celebration of Mental Health Month, Stacey Taylor-Brandon is back on The Exit Interview to talk about how her work supporting mature Black women was birthed out of her own desire to heal from the racism-related stress and racial battle fatigue she experienced as administrator and social worker in a Denver Area School District.  Listen as she discusses ways that you can work toward your own healing and move forward to new spaces in your life without the guilt Black women are often burdened with.  ..read more
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Episode 42: Revolutionizing Education for Our Children with Benita Gordon
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
2w ago
Join us in this insightful episode of 'The Exit Interview' as we welcome Benita Gordon, a passionate educational advocate. In a candid discussion with Dr. Asia, Benita shares her journey from considering a career outside of education to embracing her calling as a teacher influenced by her family's legacy in teaching and the transformational impact of Black educators. Explored through her experiences and initiatives, this episode delves into the challenges and triumphs of Black educators, the importance of mentorship, and the creation of supportive and inclusive educational environments. Benita ..read more
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Episode 41: Saying No To Imposter Syndrome with Brittany Dawson
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
3w ago
In this episode, Dr. Asia Lyons interviews Brittany Dawson, discussing the pivotal moments that led Brittany from the classroom to becoming a leadership coach. They explore the challenges faced by Black educators, the emotional and financial hurdles in the teaching profession, and the transformative decision to leave traditional teaching roles. Brittany shares her personal journey, offering insights into her initial attraction to education, the realities of working within public and charter school systems, and finally transitioning to a coaching role that aligns with her passion for making an ..read more
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Episode 40: The Power of Community with Elia Martin
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
1M ago
In this inspiring episode of The Exit Interview, we have the privilege of hearing from Elia Martin, a former educator and social worker turned grant manager, who shares her transformative journey through education, social work, and beyond. Elia's story takes us from her initial dreams of becoming a dentist to finding her true calling in supporting youth and families, mostly in Black communities. She discusses the challenges and motivations behind her career shifts, emphasizing the importance of mentorship, the impact of leadership changes, and the quest for better opportunities. Elia also delv ..read more
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Episode 39: Solo Sabbatical: Battling Burnout, Finding Renewal with Jailyn Jenkins
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
1M ago
This episode of The Exit Interview features a deep dive into the experiences and insights of Jailyn Jenkins, a former STEM educator who transitioned into a role supporting Black educators after facing burnout. Jailyn shares her personal journey, highlighting the significance of mental health, the critical need for authentic recruitment and retention strategies for educators of color, and the transformative power of rest and healing. The discussion also covers the establishment of BEST (BIPOC Educational STEM Thinkers), a community initiative aimed at fostering joy, belonging, and advocacy amon ..read more
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Episode 38: Educator to Education Consultant with Dr. Cletis Allen
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
2M ago
In this episode of The Exit Interview, Dr. Asia Lyons and special guest Dr. Cletis Allen delve into the educational journey of black educators. Dr. Allen, an advocate for culturally responsive literacy instruction and a curriculum development specialist, shares her transition from a classroom teacher to a consultant. Discussing the importance of teacher participation in curriculum decisions, shared experiences of navigating through educational careers, and the significance of seeking joy and satisfaction in personal and professional life. This episode sheds light on challenges faced by black e ..read more
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Episode 37: Elementary Education Evolved with Yasha Chapman
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
2M ago
In this episode, of the Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators Yasha Chapman, an accomplished Black educator and CEO of Elementary Education Evolved, shares her experiences and insights about the challenges faced by Black educators and the importance of retaining them in the field of teaching. Yasha discusses her journey in education, from initially wanting to be a pharmacist to becoming a classroom teacher and eventually an instructional coach. She emphasizes the need to amplify the voices of Black educators, involve them in decision-making processes, and compensate them for their expe ..read more
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Episode 36: Special Episode: Episode 141 :The Exit Interview Podcast
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
2M ago
In this week’s compelling episode, we speak with Dr. Asia Lyons, CEO of Lyons Educational Consulting, co-facilitator of the Black Educator Wellness Cohort, and co-host of The Exit Interview Podcast. With experiences spanning Detroit to Denver, Dr. Lyons shares her journey, from attending a gifted high school and navigating failure in college, to shedding light on the critical role of community colleges and nontraditional pathways into education (#shoutout to those bus routes!).  ..read more
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Episode 35: Teaching Internationally While Black with Brittni Black with Brittni Joy
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
3M ago
After teaching in Atlanta's public schools Brittni had to make a choice, quit teaching or try her hand at teaching in the Middle East.  Take a listen as she shares her experience as an educator both here and abroad, what she feels would improve schools in the United States and what she is up to now that she is back state side.  ..read more
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Episode 34: Supporting Black Women Educators with Deidra Fogarty
The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators
by Dr. Asia Lyons
5M ago
In this episode of The Exit Interview, Kev and Dr. Asia sit down with Deidra Fogarty founder of Black Girls Teach an organization that offers Black women educators a supportive environment to openly grow, collaborate, and unite as they demand change in education.  Take a listen as she talks about her transition out of education, strategies she feels could turn the tied of Black women leaving education and how Black Girls Teach is changing the game for education across the U.S.  ..read more
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