Collisa Lankford

As an educator, I believe I have an obligation to tell the whole truth about our country’s past and our present, and to also encourage students to think critically about the direction we should take as a nation.

In order to effectively evaluate and adequately understand our nation, we must study and reflect on our past with regards to indigenous peoples and people of color, as well as countries we have subjugated for our own benefit. Without introspection there is no truth and without truth we’ll learn HIStory — but we will never learn the whole story. I resolve to present the whole story so that my students can be equipped to right wrongs and to craft a more equitable, inclusive story and an equitable, inclusive world.