Grade / Subject: 2nd Grade
School: Evergreen Elementary – Gateway School District
Epryl King has gone above and beyond to make sure that learning is accessible and equitable for all of her students since joining the Gateway School District in 2002. She is the co-leader of the Equity team for the district and presents multiple professional development sessions throughout the school year on culturally responsive teaching methods for the district teachers.
Dr. King is very active in the Gateway community as the founder of RAMP (Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn), which seeks to bring equity to the communities that Gateway School District serves. RAMP has provided tutoring services and community events to bring awareness and resources to the residents.
Initiatives such as creating a slideshow with the word "Welcome" in all of languages spoken by her students and their families have a lasting impact and allow the students to feel seen and represented.