Sakeena Everett

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Expertise: Grief, Consequential Literacies, Justice as Praxis in Education, Urban Education, Teacher Education, Humanizing Professional Learning Communities, Humanizing Pedagogies and Research, Decolonizing Methodologies

Ph.D. Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (Michigan State University)

Dr. Sakeena Everett is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She is a native New Yorker (Brooklyn), avid literacy advocate, and expert in urban education, teacher education, and literacy education. Her work centers the intersectionalities of race, gender, socioeconomic class, and justice as a praxis in education. Furthermore, Dr. Everett has taught elementary and secondary students, prepared prospective teachers, and provided professional development for in-service educators across multiple school districts in the U.S. Her research and teaching focus on the consequential literacy development of Black male students in elementary and secondary schools, literacy teacher preparation, culturally sustaining pedagogies, as well as transformative, humanizing, and decolonizing research methods in education. Recently, her research agenda has expanded to investigate and support grief among educators, with a special emphasis on supporting grieving Black women K-12 educators and university faculty. Her research is nationally recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA); National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); and the Spencer Foundation.

Contact Information
Phone860 486 0266
Office LocationGentry 413a
Office HoursBy appointment