WE ARE EDUCATORS
Community Responsive Education (CRE) was founded by professors Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Jeff Duncan-Andrade to offer professional and curriculum development services for community organizations and educational institutions to begin or sustain the journey of becoming community responsive. CRE is a collective of educators who have been working with organizations, service providers, students/youth, families, teachers, schools, school districts, colleges, and universities to build humanizing and nurturing educational cultures for over twenty-five years. Through CRE, leaders and their organizations can develop their capacity and agency to become more responsive to the needs of the communities that they serve. Our services include curriculum development, leadership coaching and training, pedagogical/methodological development workshops that include storytelling, critical performance, and participatory action research.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., 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.
ALLYSON TINTIANGCO-CUBALES, PHD
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Ethnic Studies and Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. She cofounded Community Responsive Education and 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.