Reconstruction
Personal, world-class
education at home
Reconstructor

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

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Kaya Henderson
Founder & CEO
Kaya Henderson
Founder & CEO, Former Chancellor, DC Public Schools, and Head of Global Learning Lab, Teach For All
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Kenya Bradshaw
Chief Program Officer
Kenya Bradshaw
Chief Program Officer
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Rachel Etienne
VP, Curriculum
Rachel Etienne
VP, Curriculum
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Roland Fryer
Founder & Executive Chairman
Roland Fryer
Founder and Executive Chairman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
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Geoffrey Canada
Education Advisor
Geoffrey Canada
Education Advisor, President of Harlem Children's Zone
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Bill Helman
Board Member
Bill Helman
Board Member, Former Managing Partner, Greylock Partners
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Tim Johnson
VP, Implementation
Tim Johnson
VP, Implementation

Instruction

Instructors who get it

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Ana Avalos
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Ana Avalos
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Bria Gamble
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Bria Gamble
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Shahara Benson
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Shahara Benson
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Jeannine Dizon
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Jeannine Dizon
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Elizabeth Bolarinwa
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Elizabeth Bolarinwa
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Mariama Jones
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Mariama Jones
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Abeera Saeed
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Abeera Saeed
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Christian Pridgen
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Christian Pridgen
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Neva Taylor
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Neva Taylor
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Nia Warren
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Nia Warren
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Cristen Williams
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Cristen Williams
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Ryan Bartee
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Ryan Bartee
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Caroline Galo
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Caroline Galo
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Shirmeca Littlejohn
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Shirmeca Littlejohn
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Apoorva Bommareddy
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Apoorva Bommareddy
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Fatoumata Barry
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Fatoumata Barry
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Operations

It’s all about the customer experience

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Tanaya Devi
Major Projects Lead
Tanaya Devi
Major Projects Lead
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Christina Heitz
Product Advisor
Christina Heitz
Product Advisor
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Nina Conley
Instructor Trainer
Nina Conley
Instructor Trainer
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Rosy Marquez
Instructor Recruitment Manager
Rosy Marquez
Instructor Recruitment Manager
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Stacia Smith
Marketing and Communications Manager
Stacia Smith
Marketing and Communications Manager
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John Lawrence Ott
Customer Success Manager
John Lawrence Ott
Customer Success Manager
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Garfield Hylton
Content Writer
Garfield Hylton
Content Writer
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Eryn Mounticure
Chief of Staff to the CEO
Eryn Mounticure
Chief of Staff to the CEO
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Digital Assistant
Digital Assistant