This archive is currently being set up and digitally managed by Elana “E.M.” Eisen-Markowitz (she/her), a long time queer high school teacher from the US, during a 2022 Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in Glasgow, Scotland.
E.M. has been a school-based educator since 2006, working first in Massachusetts and then for 13 years in New York City public schools as a social studies teacher, a union chapter delegate, a Gender & Sexuality Alliance facilitator, and as a Restorative Justice Coordinator at a secondary school serving students ages 16-22.
From Jan-March of 2020, E.M. was first in Scotland working on a slightly different Fulbright project about the possibilities and limitations of LGBTQ+ inclusive school policy. When the COVID-19 pandemic pushed Fulbrighters back to the U.S., E.M. taught virtually at her school in NYC part time, and also began working with Eskolta School Research & Design to facilitate school teams in Boston, Massachusetts around equity-focused research and design projects. She is currently a facilitator of the Boston Eskolta Network.
E.M. grew up in Washington, D.C. and Takoma Park, Maryland and co-maintains a collaborative art presence on social media called @Vent_Diagrams (www.ventdiagrams.com).