Dr. Rachelle Warren is the Education Director for the North Texas/Oklahoma Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) located in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Warren brings ADL educational resources and programs to PK-16 educators and students in addition to corporate and community settings. She joined ADL as an A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute facilitator in 2013, followed two years later by accepting her current position with ADL.
Prior to joining ADL, Dr. Warren was a public school educator in Central Texas. She taught middle and high school social studies, journalism and English as a Second Language for eight years before becoming a campus and district leader. As a principal, Dr. Warren enjoyed the challenge of opening both a new primary campus (PK-2nd grades) and a new middle school (6th-8th grades). Her district leadership responsibilities included employee and community relations, mentoring new teachers and administrators and coordinating professional development. One of Dr. Warren’s favorite responsibilities was co-chairing an annual conference on diversity and equity that drew multidisciplinary attendees from across the state.
Dr. Warren earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from The University of Texas and a doctorate of education in educational administration from Texas A&M University.
Xian Franzinger Barrett is a part-time special education teacher and stay-at-home parent. An AFT member, he previously taught Writing Language Arts, Sexual Education, Law, History, and Japanese Language and Cultures in the Chicago Public Schools. He has received numerous teaching awards, including being selected as a 2009-2010 U.S. Department of Education Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow. He is a founding member of #EduColor.
Steve Becton is Facing History and Ourselves’ point person for urban education related issues and partnerships, providing both local and national leadership, vision, and direction for our urban education initiatives. The work that he has done in Memphis has been the launchpad of recent innovation for Facing History’s work with urban schools across the organization’s regional offices. In 2012 Steve helped to launch an Urban Education Lab in Memphis. The lab’s highlight was the hosting of a National Urban Education Conference, which accelerated Facing History’s impact and visibility in urban schools. As a native Memphian and a legacy Shelby County School educator, Becton brings both a deep personal and professional understanding of education in our community. A 1984 graduate of Westwood High School, Becton also earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Rhodes College, his M.S. in Education Leadership from the University of Memphis, and is currently in an Urban Education Certification Program at the University of Memphis leading to a Ph.D in Urban Education.
(Fun Facts: Steve joined the staff in 2001, and he is the leading rusher in Rhodes College football history and a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame.)
Jocelyn Stanton is the Assistant Director for Program Staff Development at Facing History. She has also worked as a middle and high school teacher and administrator. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Cape Town, where she studied the evolution of history education in post-apartheid South Africa, with particular emphasis on how the legacies of apartheid are taught in secondary schools.
Maureen Costello brings over thirty years of education and publishing experience to her roles as director of Teaching Tolerance and member of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s senior leadership team. Beginning with her years as a history and economics teacher at Staten Island’s Notre Dame Academy High School, Costello has committed her career to fostering the ideals of democracy and citizenship in young people. After leaving the classroom she directed Newsweek's education program, which was dedicated to engaging high school and college students in issues of public concern. Immediately before joining Teaching Tolerance, she oversaw development of the 2010 Census in Schools program for Scholastic Inc. in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. Costello is a graduate of the New School University and the New York University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.