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Building liberatory, healing classrooms alongside
liberatory, healing education-leaders.

Our Mission

We provide transformative, holistic pedagogical training and coaching to educators, instructional coaches, and education-leaders serving in historically and systematically marginalized communities so that they can lead transformative, liberatory, healing classrooms. 

Every child, no matter their identity or zip code

Our children deserve and are entitled to an education that unequivocally gives them this opportunity-- the type of education that the vast majority of our students from historically and systemically marginalized communities have historically and are presently being vastly denied.

 An education that:

deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of them.


maintains high expectations

makes teaching and learning relevant and responsive to our students' identities, languages, literacies, cultural practices and lived experiences

provides access to multicultural perspectives while also valuing, affirming, centering, and sustaining our students' rich cultural and linguistic inheritance

deeply believes in and intentionally nurtures our students' inherent brilliance and infinite potential

is grounded in joy, radical love and liberation


"Schooling is the process by which you institutionalize people to accept their place in a society…

Education is the process through which you teach them to transform it."

-Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Liberatory, Healing-Centered Education 101

This expertly designed and facilitated workshop is the starting point for educators, instructional coaches and leaders who are interested in centering their practice in Liberatory Pedagogy. This learning experience focuses on the foundational knowledge, skills and mindsets that are required to begin to orient your practice towards liberatory, healing-centered education. (Total time: 2 hours) 

professional development trainings

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This foundational training is designed for educators, instructional coaches and leaders who are ready to build on their understanding of the principles of Liberatory pedagogy; focusing specifically on understanding how to support our Multilingual Learners/ Linguistically Diverse students/Emerging Bilingual students and the key practices for creating linguistically affirming and sustaining classrooms.
(Total time: 2 hours*)

 *A Learning Series is also available for a deeper dive on this topic.

(1) engaging in a deeper-dive of Liberatory, Healing-Centered Education as a
pedagogical framework
(2) support and space to apply learning to your own context
(3) intentional focus on the "who" as well as the "what" and "how" (the being and the doing)
(4) Access to resources, support and coaching to strengthen and deepen your practice.

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Love & Liberación: Group Training Program

A holistic, transformative cohort-based 6-week group training program for educators, instructional coaches and leaders that deepens and expands your ability to anchor your practice in Liberatory Pedagogy. Key features include: 

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Customized Support 

Over the years, I’ve provided coaching and development to hundreds of educators across the world on topics ranging from Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, supporting Linguistically Diverse students, Bilingual programming, and teaching and learning.

Customized supports include, but are not limited to:
-instructional and leadership coaching
-learning-experience design and facilitation (workshops, learning series, training programs, retreats)
-audits and advisement (focusing on curriculum, culture, systems, structures)
-speaking engagements


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For educators, coaches and leaders

Supporting Our Linguistically Diverse Students: Creating Linguistically Affirming and Sustaining Classrooms 

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This expertly designed and facilitated workshop is the starting point for educators, instructional coaches and leaders who are interested in centering their practice in Liberatory Pedagogy. This learning experience focuses on the foundational knowledge, skills and mindsets that are required to begin to orient your practice towards liberatory, healing-centered education.
(Total time: 2 hours) 

Liberatory, Healing-Centered Education 101 

professional development trainings

Learn more

Learn more

This foundational training is designed for educators, instructional coaches and leaders who are ready to build on their understanding of the principles of Liberatory pedagogy; focusing specifically on understanding how to support our Multilingual Learners/Linguistically Diverse students/Emerging Bilingual students and the key practices for creating linguistically affirming and sustaining classrooms.
(Total time: 2 hours*)
 *A Learning Series is also available for a deeper dive on this topic.

(1) engaging in a deeper-dive of Liberatory, Healing-Centered Education as a pedagogical framework
(2) support and space to apply learning to your own context
(3) intentional focus on the "who" as well as the "what" and "how" (the being and the doing)
(4) Access to resources, support and coaching to strengthen and deepen your practice.

Love & Liberación:
Group Training Program

A holistic, transformative cohort-based
6-week group training program for educators, instructional coaches and leaders that deepens and expands your ability to anchor your practice in Liberatory Pedagogy. Key features include: 

learn more

Customized Support 

Over the years, I’ve provided coaching and development to hundreds of educators across the nation on topics ranging from Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, supporting Linguistically Diverse students, Bilingual programming, and teaching and learning.

Customized supports include, but are not limited to:




work with us

For educators, coaches and leaders

Supporting Our Linguistically Diverse Students: Creating Linguistically Affirming and Sustaining Classrooms 

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-instructional and leadership coaching

-learning-experience design and facilitation (workshops, learning series, training programs, retreats)

-audits and advisement (focusing on curriculum, culture, systems, structures)

-speaking engagements

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-Jennie B. (Customized Support Client)

“Bárbara’s deep content knowledge around CR-SE was evident on first meeting her, as was her experience in teaching, training, and designing related to this area. She demonstrated a clear commitment to and passion for the work from the outset, and was able to speak clearly and thoughtfully to how she might design and approach a complex, nuanced project.

Bárbara is a true expert in her field, but brings the humility and humanity of a lifelong learner to her work and collaboration, with listening and responsiveness at the center of her work. Her combination of skill sets is unique- she is adept at content design, PD facilitation, and sophisticated collaboration in a way that is hard to find. She models the responsiveness she teaches, and this was noted by our staff.”

What Clients are saying

"Bárbara is authentic, intentional, and experienced. She brings her whole self to the work and creates the conditions for others to do the same. She designs PD experiences that take into consideration where all participants may be entering. The session she designed and facilitated at our winter retreat last fiscal year continues to be one people talk about as a highlight of their year and PD. A teammate shared feeling seen in a session for the first time... maybe ever. Bárbara DID THAT.
She creates environments where all people thrive."

— Jean P. (Workshop Participant)

"I want to thank Bárbara for her amazing training! Excellent planning and facilitation -- engaging, interactive, thoughtful, challenging, relevant. The sessions were focused and built on one another. The opportunities for pair and small group collaboration and the choice time gave me agency over my learning!"

-Claudia Z. (Workshop Participant)

“Bárbara has such deep love for our students. Her passion AND expertise for supporting Linguistically Diverse students and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is so compelling, and brings people into her mission/vision. Her experience as a 20+ year educator is just so present in everything she does. It's clear from her design to facilitation that she is working towards liberation for and with our students and it's an inspiration and guiding light for me as a peer.”

Viridiana C. (Colleague)

“Anytime I see Bárbara facilitate I am in awe of her. Her authenticity, passion and knowledge are a gift to our team. She elevates the rest of us just through her leadership. Thank you for all you give and bring to this work.”

-Chrissy H. (Workshop Participant)

-Jennie (Customized Support Client)

“Bárbara’s deep content knowledge around Culturally Relevant-Sustaining Education was evident on first meeting her, as was her experience in teaching, training, and designing related to this area. She demonstrated a clear commitment to and passion for the work from the outset. Bárbara is a true expert in her field, but brings the humility and humanity of a lifelong learner to her work and collaboration, with listening and responsiveness at the center of her work.”

What Clients are saying

"Bárbara is authentic, intentional, and experienced. She brings her whole self to the work and creates the conditions for others to do the same. She designs PD experiences that take into consideration where all participants may be entering. The session she designed and facilitated at our winter retreat last fiscal year continues to be one people talk about as a highlight of their year and PD. A teammate shared feeling seen in a session for the first time... maybe ever. Bárbara DID THAT.

— Jean (Workshop Participant) 

“Bárbara has such deep love for our students. Her passion AND expertise for supporting Linguistically Diverse students and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is so compelling, and brings people into her mission/vision. Her experience as a 20+ year educator is just so present in everything she does. It's clear from her design to facilitation that she is working towards liberation for and with our students and it's an inspiration and guiding light for me as a peer.”

-Viridiana (Colleague)

"I want to thank Bárbara for her amazing training! Excellent planning and facilitation -- engaging, interactive, thoughtful, challenging, relevant. The sessions were focused and built on one another. The opportunities for pair and small group collaboration and the choice time gave me agency over my learning!"

--Claudia (Workshop Participant)

I am also a proud Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised first-generation Latina who has worked with and trained hundreds of leaders globally committed to transforming themselves, transforming our schools, and transforming our world. 

I believe we are inherently brilliant, whole and complete and that there's infinite power and potential within all of us.  As educators and education-leaders we have the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to create classrooms that reflect this Truth... work that includes and begins with ourselves.


SoyBárbaraEscudero

certified Professional coach,
award-winning educator,
two-time ivy-league graduate and education consultant with over Twenty years' experience in the field of education.

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We're creating a global movement of
liberatory practitioners who are changing the educational experience of our children growing up in systemically and historically marginalized communities to one that is
transformative, empowering and liberatory.

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We're creating a global movement of
liberatory practitioners who are changing the educational experience of our children growing up in systemically and historically marginalized communities to one that is transformative, empowering and liberatory.

I'm Ready!

Are you Ready to join us? 

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