Personal, world-class education at home

Personal, world-class education at home

Our Story

In August of 2019, two friends met for a drink, and decided that they wanted to find new and better ways to inspire children’s imaginations. They wanted to reconnect kids to the magic of the Black community that had supported them along their journeys, the community that made them feel like anything was possible. Out of that conversation, Reconstruction, Inc was born.

Science tells us that beliefs and identity are strongly shaped by schooling. With this in mind, many ethnic groups around the world have founded organizations for the purpose of their identity development. However, traditional curriculum situates people of the African Diaspora in a minimally positive -- and many times negative -- light. As a result, generations of Black students have felt disengaged, misunderstood, and unsafe.

Reconstruction was created to show our kids that they are descendants of powerful, creative, and resilient ancestors whose contributions permeate every aspect of life across the globe; and that they too are called to contribute to this rich legacy. It's the way we were taught as children. It's the way we teach our children.

Join us.

#fortheculture, The Reconstruction Crew

Our People

Reconstruction was created by a dream team of artists, mathematicians, literature geeks, entrepreneurs, illustrators, and others. All of us share one goal: empowering students and their communities through an authentic education.

Leadership

Putting our people at the center of every decision

Bill Helman

Bill Helman

Board Member

Bill Helman

Board Member, Former Managing Partner, Greylock Partners

Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada

Education Advisor

Geoffrey Canada

Education Advisor, President of Harlem Children's Zone

Kaya Henderson

Kaya Henderson

Founder & CEO

Kaya Henderson

Founder & CEO, Former Chancellor, DC Public Schools, and Head of Global Learning Lab, Teach for All

Roland Fryer

Roland Fryer

Founder & Executive Chairman

Roland Fryer

Founder & Executive Chairman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Kenya Bradshaw

Kenya Bradshaw

Community Building Advisor

Kenya Bradshaw

Community Building Advisor, VP of Policy and Community Engagement, TNTP

Curriculum

Topics you should learn

Rachel Etienne

Rachel Etienne

Education Lead

Rachel Etienne

Education Lead

Erica Buddington

Erica Buddington

Reconstruction Reading and Spoken Word Lead

Erica Buddington

Reconstruction Reading and Spoken Word Lead

Tamyra Walker

Tamyra Walker

Mathematics Lead

Tamyra Walker

Mathematics Lead

Kaci Morgan

Kaci Morgan

High School Content Lead

Kaci Morgan

High School Content Lead

Quintin Bostic

Quintin Bostic

Foundational Reading - Kindergarten

Quintin Bostic

Foundational Reading - Kindergarten

Adrianne Sublett

Adrianne Sublett

Foundational Reading - Grade 2

Adrianne Sublett

Foundational Reading - Grade 2

Dr. Melissa Collins

Dr. Melissa Collins

Mathematics - Grade 2

Dr. Melissa Collins

Mathematics - Grade 2

Diamond Skinner

Diamond Skinner

Spoken Word - Grade 4-5

Diamond Skinner

Spoken Word - Grade 4-5

Erika Hardaway

Erika Hardaway

Reconstruction Reading - Grade 6-8

Erika Hardaway

Reconstruction Reading - Grade 6-8

Alexis Barnes

Alexis Barnes

Reconstruction Reading - Grade 4-5

Alexis Barnes

Reconstruction Reading - Grade 4-5

Anais Childress

Anais Childress

Pre-AP World History & Geography

Anais Childress

Pre-AP World History & Geography

Anthony Bowden

Anthony Bowden

Reconstruction Reading - Grade K-1

Anthony Bowden

Reconstruction Reading - Grade K-1

Saamra Mekuria - Grillo

Saamra Mekuria - Grillo

Deep Thinking - Entrepreneurship

Saamra Mekuria - Grillo

Deep Thinking - Entrepreneurship

Yvette Manns

Yvette Manns

Foundational Reading - Grade 1

Yvette Manns

Foundational Reading - Grade 1

Brian Pick

Brian Pick

Curriculum Advisor

Brian Pick

Curriculum Advisor, Former Chief of Teaching and Learning DCPS

Instruction

Instructors who get it

Alex Bernui

Alex Bernui

Reconstructor

Alex Bernui

Reconstructor

Alana Woffard

Alana Woffard

Reconstructor

Alana Woffard

Reconstructor

Danver Chandler

Danver Chandler

Reconstructor

Danver Chandler

Reconstructor

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Reconstructor

Ashley Johnson

Reconstructor

Bria Gamble

Bria Gamble

Reconstructor

Bria Gamble

Reconstructor

David Edgerton III

David Edgerton III

Reconstructor

David Edgerton III

Reconstructor

Jayla Scott

Jayla Scott

Reconstructor

Jayla Scott

Reconstructor

Ify Ogu

Ify Ogu

Reconstructor

Ify Ogu

Reconstructor

Elizabeth Bolarinwa

Elizabeth Bolarinwa

Reconstructor

Elizabeth Bolarinwa

Reconstructor

Felicia Hayes

Felicia Hayes

Reconstructor

Felicia Hayes

Reconstructor

Jenee Cidel

Jenee Cidel

Reconstructor

Jenee Cidel

Reconstructor

Kennedy Jones

Kennedy Jones

Reconstructor

Kennedy Jones

Reconstructor

Magdalen Kwarteng

Magdalen Kwarteng

Reconstructor

Magdalen Kwarteng

Reconstructor

Maryam Trowell

Maryam Trowell

Reconstructor

Maryam Trowell

Reconstructor

Christian Pridgen

Christian Pridgen

Reconstructor

Christian Pridgen

Reconstructor

Mitchell Brooking

Mitchell Brooking

Reconstructor

Mitchell Brooking

Reconstructor

Neva Taylor

Neva Taylor

Reconstructor

Neva Taylor

Reconstructor

Nia Warren

Nia Warren

Reconstructor

Nia Warren

Reconstructor

Cristen Williams

Cristen Williams

Reconstructor

Cristen Williams

Reconstructor

Ryan Bartee

Ryan Bartee

Reconstructor

Ryan Bartee

Reconstructor

Selena Covington

Selena Covington

Reconstructor

Selena Covington

Reconstructor

Shirmeca Littlejohn

Shirmeca Littlejohn

Reconstructor

Shirmeca Littlejohn

Reconstructor

Sienna Campbell

Sienna Campbell

Reconstructor

Sienna Campbell

Reconstructor

Siera Whitaker

Siera Whitaker

Reconstructor

Siera Whitaker

Reconstructor

Simone Becker

Simone Becker

Reconstructor

Simone Becker

Reconstructor

Tayla Conley

Tayla Conley

Reconstructor

Tayla Conley

Reconstructor

Operations

It's all about the customer experience

Sofina Mann

Sofina Mann

Operations Manager

Sofina Mann

Operations Manager

Alia McCants

Alia McCants

Customer Experience Lead

Alia McCants

Customer Experience Lead

Nina Conley

Nina Conley

Instructor Trainer

Nina Conley

Instructor Trainer

Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

Instructor Recruitment Lead

Tim Johnson

Instructor Recruitment Lead

Tanaya Devi

Tanaya Devi

Data Science Advisor

Tanaya Devi

Data Science Advisor

Maureen Malcolm

Maureen Malcolm

Instructor Recruitment Manager

Maureen Malcolm

Instructor Recruitment Manager

Rosy Marquez

Rosy Marquez

Instructor Recruitment Manager

Rosy Marquez

Instructor Recruitment Manager

Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Instructor Advisor

Michael Goldstein

Instructor Advisor, Founder Match Education

Christina Heitz

Christina Heitz

Product Advisor

Christina Heitz

Product Advisor, Founder and CEO, Cambiar Education

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