We are excited to announce that Dr. Rosemarie Allen will be presenting the NTI 2020 Keynote Address: "Preventing Early Childhood Suspensions: It's Up to You!
Rosemarie Allen has served as a leader in early childhood education for nearly 40 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring children have access to high quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her classes are focused on ensuring teachers are aware of how issues of equity, privilege, and power impact teaching practices. She is also the President & CEO for the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence. In 2012, Dr. Allen was appointed a Global Leader for Young Children by the World Forum on Early Care and Education. She collaborates with professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries who meet to share inspiration and information on issues impacting children and families worldwide. Rosemarie is a contractor for the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, and facilitates the "Let's Talk" webinar series focusing on race, equity, and culturally responsive practices, She earned her B. A. from California State University, M.Ed from Lesley University and EdD in Equity and Leadership in Education at the University of Colorado, Denver.