Paige Pirkey, Ph.D., e-RYT, YACEP is a native Memphian and is committed to supporting the process of sustainable social change for all Memphians, including minority persons attending or working in urban schools. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology & Research and a Master of Science in Psychology from The University of Memphis, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Christian Brothers University. Dr. Pirkey’s current research focuses at the heart of change-making: education. Indeed, her work centers on urban schools and adopts a bottom-up approach wherein all sub-systems within the school system (i.e., students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members) engage with every stage of this project’s ongoing development to ensure shared transparency, equity, decision-making, and responsibility; specifically, the curriculum being created provides an innovative, engaging approach that not only promotes healing and self-empowerment but also supports the development of life skills critical to success, which ultimately aims to create an authentic culture of resilience and cooperative change.
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