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 Join Our Advisory Council!

Are you interested in collaborating with education colleagues around the world? Apply to become part of our new advisory council!

Being a part of the KDSL Global Advisory Council is a great way to serve the education community, learn more about the work we do, and connect with colleagues around the world. This newly established council will connect with our team, partners, fellows, and our affiliates.

The council will consist of six individuals from around the world currently working in the field of education.

Advisory Council members may:

  • Give feedback on initiatives
  • Write for our blog
  • Have priority to serve on projects
  • Host and attend virtual and in person education events
  • Act as an ambassador for KDSL Global


KDSL Global Advisory Council members will serve from August 2019 until June 2021.

To apply please email your resume and a two minute video introducing yourself and why you would like to serve on the council to  The deadline to apply is 21 June 2019.



Thank you for your interest in our new council!

Thank you, Teachers


KDSL Global asked our colleagues who was one of your favorite teachers and why? Share your favorite memory. Read their responses below.


“My favorite teacher is my kindergarten teacher, Ms. F. Henry. She created the learning foundation for me (she had her hands full) and the foundation of my teaching career. She is still teaching today.”

– Octevia Torian, KDSL Global Fellow

“During my first term at Oregon State University, one of my courses, Multicultural Education, was a three hour long class. Naturally, I was dreading having that long of a class. However, after going to my first class, I did not want to leave the room after the three hours were up! My professor, Mr. Winston Cornwall, was so captivating and knowledgeable! He truly raised my awareness of cultural diversity in education and in life. I hope to enroll in one of his classes again.”

-Tanner Harris, KDSL Global Intern

“My favorite teacher was my biology teacher who also happened to be my gymnastics coach.  I admired the way that she demanded respect in the classroom and also in the gym.  She knew me personally and academically so I always felt SO much pressure to impress her.  She was strict but still showed her loving side by keeping her promises and making attempts to connect to ALL of her students.  Mrs. Stolzenbach bonded with us by staying up to date on the latest dances and pop culture.  That was so cool to me! She was honest and gave me opportunities that I probably didn’t deserve, but her willingness to give me these opportunities is what made me trust her and know that she always had my back.”

– Tiffany Johnson, KDSL Global Fellow


“Truth be told, I was blessed with some of the best teachers and lecturers throughout my primary, high school and even college years. And maybe some of the teachers were made the above-mentioned judgment had valid points – I had issues. These issues had they been left untended would most likely result in the destruction of me. Even though most of my outstanding teachers and lecturers inspired me in various ways, whenever I think of a life-changing teacher this one teacher, Mrs. Donna Thompson comes to the forefront of my mind. Mrs. Thompson, or Ms. T as I affectionately refer to her, bore the name ‘Bad-pickney Defender’ in her selfless pursuit to reach students like me who lacked one thing or another but were continuously brushed aside and sometimes even pushed into greater lack by people who should have been fully invested in our well-being.” (excerpt from an upcoming blog post entitled Teachers Matter)

-Sania Green-Reynolds, KDSL Global Fellow


Thank you , Teachers!


KDSL Global interviews Heath Bailey of Going Global: : The Life Changing Experiences of 10 Courageous Black Men


Our KDSL Global Intern recently had the opportunity to interview Heath Bailey, an author of Going Global: The Life Changing Experiences of 10 Courageous Black Men. In this book you will learn about gentlemen who are entrepreneurs, educators, writers, and serve in the military. They all made the decision to pack up their knowledge, skills, and Black Power from America and go global.


What was the inspiration for the book?

 Most of the authors were prompt to write due to reasons which were very similar. Each of our lives have changed drastically by deciding to leave our families, jobs, and environments in America, and live and work in the Middle East. I have personally been wanting to share my story to the world as it has changed the trajectory of my career and personal life. Since leaving America, I have been rejuvenated and have a better outlook on the world. We are all literally living a movie. I could document a happening each day of my life if I chose to write more frequently.


What do you hope your readers take away from the book?

Our ultimate goal is to inspire, encourage, and open people’s minds to other options. We want our readers to have the courage to step out on faith and recognize that American society is simply one of thousands of places a person can navigate and call home. The reader will also learn about 10 black counter narratives as we are highly educated fathers, husbands, and sons. Anyone who reads Going Global will get the gist of how to live life to the fullest outside of America.


What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book? 

The agreement was that each author would write a maximum of 3500 words. Most of us started writing and had to condensed our chapters significantly. For instance, my first draft was 7000 words. I shaved my chapter, ‘Free to Live’ down to 4600. I begged the organizer to allow my chapter to have more words. But the goal of the book was to appeal to both an avid reader and/or the occasional reader. We felt that limiting the size of each chapter would better hold the interest of even a non-reader.


To get your copy of Going Global: The Life Changing Experiences of 10 Courageous Black Men visit


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Heath Bailey is a global educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a proven transformational leader who is poised to further his quest with an unwavering mission and conviction to better our world. Heath has served in the education field for twenty-six years and has been abroad for five years. His goal is to find and implement the most innovative ways of educating young people. Heath currently serves as the Head of High School at the American International School in Dubai.