Educator by title and abolitionist by purpose, D. Nigel continues to rely on the voice of the youth and their allies to create equitable & inclusive, engaging & effective, diverse educational communities. As Director of Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity in the second largest public educational system in the nation’s third largest city, his energy is dedicated to creating justice-aligned outcomes for students, families, and staff. His mission is to eliminate the racist policies and practices embedded in white supremacy of which we’ve all been indoctrinated. He currently serves Noble in the interest of making Noble the best place to work and achieving Noble’s vision for children: ensure that all students have equitable and positive school experiences that equip them to succeed on the path of their choice, culminating in 75% of alumni completing college. Philosophically, he believes community culture is everything. “No one will fall [because] everyone will be each other’s crutches,” so sayeth Jay-Z.