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Meet Our Founders


Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D.

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Co Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network. As a classroom teacher in East Oakland for the past 21 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.

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Roses in Concrete Community School

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Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D.

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Ethnic Studies and Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. She cofounded Teaching Excellence Network. She has published five books and a wide array of articles and book chapters that focus on the development of ethnic studies curriculum and community responsive pedagogy. Professor Tintiangco-Cubales has won many awards including being named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the world. In 2014, she was also given the Community Advocacy Award from the Critical Educators for Social Justice group from the American Educational Research Association.

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Allyson at San Francisco State University

Allyson on Twitter


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