Partnering for Equity at Teach Together Minnesota!

Register for the Teach Together Minnesota! conference to attend the Partnering for Equity plenary session. This session highlights four pairs of instructor and administrator partnerships that have moved equity and inclusion work forward on their campus. Gain insight on partnerships from the University of Minnesota, K-12, and a college and university from Minnesota State. 

Register for the Teach Together Minnesota! conference to listen to the Partnering for Equity session. 

Meet the panelists below: 

University of Minnesota


David Kirkpatrick 
Associate Professor 
Head of Biology Teaching and Learning

Katie Furniss 
Teaching Assistant Professor 
Biology Teaching and Learning

Minnesota State University, Mankato


Timothy Berry 
Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Equity Initiatives

Beth Beschorner 
Elementary Education Department Chair/Associate Director of Equity Initiatives CETL

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) 


Macarre Trynham 
Director of the MDE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center

Suzan Samaha 
Equity & Inclusion Coordinator 
Fridley Public Schools 

Ridgewater College 


Jehana Schwandt 
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ron Ferguson  
Sociology Instructor, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator  

Teach Together Minnesota! is a free, virtual conference bringing together educators from across Minnesota to have discussions with colleagues in their field of study grounded in cultural fluency and culturally relevant pedagogies. 

In partnership with MN Learning Commons, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, and the University of Minnesota.
Teach Together Minnesota! is funded in part by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Grant.

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