San Francisco State University

Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University. He is also the founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland (www.rosesinconcrete.org), Teaching Excellence Network (www.10teaching.org) and the Community Responsive Education Group (www.communityresponsive.org) working with schools and districts around the world to develop and support effective classroom and school cultures.

As a classroom teacher and school leader in East Oakland for the past 24 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students. Duncan-Andrade lectures around the world and has authored two books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on effective practices in schools. In 2015, Duncan-Andrade became a National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) Commissioner and was part of the great educators invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day by President Obama in 2016. Duncan-Andrade has been ranked as one of the 100 most influential scholars by EdWeek RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings for the past three years.

Duncan-Andrade’s transformational work on the elements of effective teaching in schools serving poor and working class children is recognized throughout the U.S. and as far abroad as Brazil and New Zealand. His research interests and publications span the areas of urban schooling and curriculum change, urban teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, and cultural and ethnic studies. He works closely with teachers, school site leaders, union leaders and school district officials to help them develop classroom practices and school cultures that foster self-confidence, esteem, and academic success among all students. Duncan-Andrade holds a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature, both from the University of California – Berkeley.

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