District and school level equity audits addressing teacher quality equity, programmatic equity, and academic equity.
Classroom level equity audits that help teachers develop their equity consciousness and high-quality teaching skills. In addition, we offer strategies to ensure equity in disciplinary practices, improve parental involvement for all families, and establish equitable practices for placing students in advanced placement, gifted and talented, and special education programs.
Community equity audits to assess the social determinants of health that impact students’ social, emotional, and physical health that ultimately can affect learning.
Who We Are
We live in Santa Fe, New Mexico with our Great Pyrenees mix, Keegan. We spent the last six years of our working life as professors and administrators deciding where to retire by developing a matrix of what we wanted in retirement and by visiting a variety of locations in the US and abroad. Yes, we’re just a couple of geeks who throw ourselves into every task. Finally, we settled on Santa Fe. We were attracted by its eclectic mix of cultures, restaurants, independent movie theaters, brew pubs, and the opera; by 280+ days of sunshine and its four seasons; by the high desert plateau, mountains, aspens and ponderosa pines; but mostly because of the year-round outdoor activities like skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest and the Pecos Wilderness that we share with our children and grandchildren.
Kathryn Bell McKenzie
I am professor emerita at Texas A&M University and California State University, Stanislaus. Prior to becoming a professor, I was a public school educator for nearly 20 years serving as a teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, and principal. I also was the deputy director of the Austin Independent School District and University of Texas Leadership Academy. In addition to my public school and academic work, I have served as a consultant both internationally and in the US, working with universities to develop leadership programs and most importantly, with school districts in improving equity and excellence for ALL their students, particularly students of color and those living in poverty.
Photo by Daniel Quat Photography.
J. Martyn Gunn
I am professor emeritus of biochemistry at Texas A&M University and have over forty-one years of experience in education. Early in my career I loved research and garnered over $1,000,000 in research grants. At the mid-point of my career I concentrated on undergraduate education, on improving science education, and on helping students, especially first-generation students, succeed. It turns out I was actually pretty good at this and received several teaching awards. In the final chapters of my university career I held successive positions as dean of undergraduates, associate provost, vice-provost and associate vice-president for student success before finally retiring.