A liberating and equitable education is the right of every child.
United Front is an Equity-centered Professional Development and Educational Consulting firm specializing in coaching educators and assisting administrators with developing a site-specific strategy to create liberating and inclusive school communities for students of color.
“Equity is when each student receives what he/she/they need to reach their full academic and social potential. Equity for every child mandates systemic and cultural transformations that center a positive welcoming school culture that eliminates failure as an option for any child.”~ Kassandra Talbot
- Building Coalition across students, families, administrators and educators (co-learners).
- Collective dreaming and reimagining through storytelling
- Centering Racial Justice and Dismantling White Supremacy
- Promote Transdisciplinary Approaches
- Address Settler/Colonialism
Leadership Development services are provided to assist School Board Members, Superintendents and Administrators who strive to become high-performing social justice partners for their setting and context.
Collaborative Development services are customized to each school site to enhance collegiality and collaboration among all stakeholders including families, faculty, staff and administrators for the ultimate purpose of providing an equitable
educational experience for all students.
Transformative Coaching services are provided to educators of all levels seeking support with individual enhancement in equitable practices (e.g., personalized self-reflection, constructing and conducting courageous conversations, culturally responsive teaching methods, centering student voice, coalition building across disciplines, etc.).
In 2020, Mr. Shields and Ms. Talbot formed UNITED FRONT an educational consulting firm providing services including; educator coaching, anti-bias curriculum development, restorative justice practices, creating space for courageous conversations centering racial justice in tandem with educator, board and administrative collaboration.
Harold Shields is a former San Francisco Unified School District middle school teacher and high school administrator. He has facilitated anti-racist professional development for educators across the country; including Reimagining Education Summer Institute at Teachers College Columbia University and the Louisiana Department of Education.
Kassandra Talbot is a current doctoral candidate at San Francisco State University and a classroom Spanish and Social Studies Educator at Pescadero Middle/High School. Kassandra created the Climate Assembly program at her school site where colleagues and administrators address systemic issues of inequity and its historical roots.