Dr. Ingrid Twyman is a culturally responsive educator with 25 years experience as a middle-school teacher, principal, K-12 instructional coach, teacher residency director, and adjunct professor who spent much of her career working in partnership with Latino communities in the greater Los Angeles area. She holds an Ed. D. from the University of Southern California in Urban Educational Leadership with a focus on Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies.
Ingrid co-founded the urban teacher residency, the Alumni Teach Project, creating a strategic partnership with Loyola Marymount University. The focus of this teacher residency was to increase the number of teachers of color by intentionally recruiting and preparing Latino teacher candidates who were alumni from the communities in which they would ultimately serve. Through innovation and leveraging best practices learned as a network partner with the National Center for Teacher Residencies, the Alumni Teach Project has proudly graduated and placed over 60 Latino teachers in the same schools they attended as children so that the current students could have more teachers who looked like them.
As a current partner consultant with the Core Collaborative, Ingrid is extremely passionate about building teacher and leader capacity to provide a culturally responsive-sustaining education for all students. Dr. Twyman designs and facilitates engaging professional learning on topics such as culturally responsive-sustaining education, culturally responsive classrooms, cultural identity, multilingual learners, classroom management, and Social Emotional Learning. Also an adjunct faculty member at Alder Graduate School of Education, Ingrid’s coursework includes Language Use in Multilingual Classrooms, Elementary Literacy and Methods, Action Research, and Data-Based Decision Making. Additionally, she is a co-author of Amplify Learner Voice through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment.
Dr. Twyman believes in shared ownership and enjoys developing empowered team members who work together to find solutions. She strives to support schools and organizations on their journey to cultural responsiveness as they examine current practices through a cultural lens to optimize their strengths, elevate what is already working well and identify opportunities to grow.