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Brooklyn Savvy interviewed Tracy L. Gray, Founder of the Sankofa Global Project!

Founder & President: The Sankofa Global Project

TRACY L. GRAY is an educator with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher and school leader. She has designed programs creating and directing diversity, multiculturalism, and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) projects. In her commitment to advance 21st century teaching and learning competency skills, Ms. Gray has established international partnerships to expand student educational, cultural, and global awareness. Tracy coordinates workshops, conferences, and professional development to assist communities in finding and designing pathways to careers in the S.T.E.A.M. fields through her venture, The Sankofa Global Project.

Tracy Gray holds dual Master of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Education from Bank Street College of Education. Tracy's curiosity for research, and her thirst for intellectual pursuits, allows her to develop and present original contributions to the field of every aspect of education, and gives her the entrepreneurial freedom of tech development as an educator, researcher, and teacher-practitioner. Tracy facilitates training, coaching, and reflective retreats for teachers, educators, community partners, and education policy makers.

I.A.F.A. 2018 Women-Led Team


Tracy L Gray, M.S. Ed

“You are in the Cat Bird seat!”

- Rev. Dr. Samuel S. Gray (My Dad)

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Renee K. Smith

Interim Manager of Corporate/Individual Giving & Special Events at Groundswell

"Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases." - Swahili Proverb


Adina Levin

CoFounder of Collab Fabrication Lab & Innovation Studio

“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes.

- Guy Kawasaki

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La'Shawn Allen-Muhammad -

Executive Director of Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (CBEDC)

"True education is the key to achieving community transformation." - La'Shawn Allen-Muhammad

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Dr. Leslie Craigo

Assistant Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Psychology, Literacy, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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Michelle Grant-Groves Ed. M.

Executive Director, The Center of Gravity

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire." - W.B. Yeats

 A Glance: The I.A.F.A. 2018 Speakers & Presenters!


Excited to announce world-renowned children's book author, illustrator and paper engineer, known best for designing the impossible in his acclaimed pop-up books will be sharing his incredible skills at I.A.F.A.