About Cathryn

INTERESTS 

Filmmaking
Theater/Drama

Photography & Videography

Spoken Word

Neo-Soul & Hip Hop

International and Domestic Travel

Cathryn Devereaux was raised in Irvington, New Jersey by her mom, Debra. She and her older sister, Christina, spent their early years attending Irvington Public Schools, and then both attended private schools for part of middle and high school. Even at an early age, Cathryn had a love for teaching and learning, which came as no surprise as both her mother and grandmother were educators. She and Christina would spend hours at home playing school.

 

Currently, Cathryn is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Teaching ​with a concentration in Urban Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Cathryn's research centers around youth of color, equity, culturally responsive leadership, and anti-racism. Her experiences teaching in alternative schools and at a juvenile detention center also point her to questions around Black girlhood, the school-to-prison pipeline and the opportunity gap.

Outside of her research, Cathryn enjoys consulting with teachers and school districts to help them

restructure curriculum and learning environments in order to meet the needs of the diverse range students they serve. Cathryn is also a filmmaker, writer, and director, who loves to use her talents to create meaningful professional development opportunities for educators and uplift the voices of marginalized communities.

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