Caldera and Associates Equity Consulting is a racial equity consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations achieve their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. With our expertise and your commitment to learn, you can become a racial equity leader within your spheres of influence. We work with educators in independent schools and school systems, non- and for-profit organizations, and research associations and institutes. We also collaborate with education policymakers, advocates, and influencers. Though our work is primarily in education, we support the work of those in other fields who are committed to justice for children of color.
We believe that any authentic pursuit of racial equity must begin by acknowledging that Native American, African American, Latino(x) American, and Asian American students have been mis- and under-educated in U.S. schools. Correcting and repairing decades of mis- and under-education demands that educators are equipped with the necessary tools to educate and liberate students of color. We prioritize equity and excellence in teaching and learning, curriculum and materials, and policy and advocacy . This is the work to which we are committed.
Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the following:
- anti-racist education
- history of racism in schooling
- culturally sustaining writing and reading instruction
- equitable discipline policies and practices
- post-secondary education pathways,
- education policy
- Black women faculty in higher education
- Black girlhood
- woke pedagogy
- countering anti-Black racism
- critical race theory/Black critical theory
- English, Language Arts, Reading (ELAR) instruction
- multicultural children's literature
- ethnic studies
ABout our ceo
Altheria Caldera, Ph.D., is a deeply respected racial equity consultant who is as compassionate as she is courageous. She is a published scholar, experienced presenter, and professional workshop facilitator in her current role as a Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of Education at American University in Washington, D.C. In this role, she works to help undergraduate pre-service teachers and graduate students develop the competencies necessary to teach diverse student populations successfully. She also serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she teaches courses in the Anti-Racist Education graduate certificate program. Dr. Caldera is insightful, aware, and kind.