Kimberley Tavares is Education Officer in the Innovation and Design Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Education. Previously, she served as a Vice-Principal in the York Region District School Board, and prior to this was an Equity Officer serving students of African and Caribbean heritage. She also serves as co- chair for the Alliance of Educators for Black Students, an organization of educators dedicated to the academic and social success of Black Students. As an educator with more than 15 years experience, Dr. Tavares is most proud of her work with marginalized and racialized youth who find themselves disenfranchised by schooling practices. Her most recent research focuses on how education can benefit from the experiences and expertise of those most willing to support the educational aspirations of marginalized learners, Canadian Black Women teachers.