Recharge Your Skills Mindset Energy Classroom School

Empowering Educators to Create More Equitable Schools & Classrooms

Recharge Your

Skills Mindset Energy Classroom School

Empowering Educators to Create More Equitable Schools & Classrooms

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training for Educators Shouldn't Be Draining.

It should be EMPOWERING.

DEI training for teachers is often characterized as a series of “tough conversations.” But what if we saw DEI education as an opportunity to recharge our batteries and focus on the positive impact it brings to our students instead?

RechargEd The Retreat is a collaborative and innovative space designed by multicultural and social justice education experts to empower teachers to create more just, equitable, and inclusive classrooms.

Our speakers are nationally recognized experts who will provide tools and resources that educators can use to take action and feel positive about the changes they are making in their schools, communities, and classrooms.

Best of all, the conference will take place in a beautiful and relaxing environment at the Grandover Resort and Spa in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Meet Our Founders

Dr. Dani Parker Moore

is entering her 20th year as a career educator. She is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education and the Director of the Schools, Education, and Society Minor at Wake Forest University. Her courses and research focus on multicultural and social justice education, parent/caregiver engagement in schools, social foundations in education, and more. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Wake Forest University Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School and provides professional development workshops for schools and organizations.


Donell Moore

is a highly experienced education professional with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in public schools, non-profit organizations, higher education, and mental health and career counseling. Donell currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Diversity and Access with Elon University, and as the Career and Professional Development Advisor for the Emily K Center’s Scholars on Campus program. With a strong commitment to educational equity and student well-being, Donell has dedicated his career to creating inclusive learning environments, developing impactful programs, and advocating for the mental health needs of students. 

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Bettina L. Love
Keynote Speaker

Bestselling Author & William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College at Columbia University

About Dr. Bettina L. Love

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her writing, research, teaching, and educational advocacy work meet at the intersection of disrupting education reform and strengthening public education through abolitionist teaching, antiracism, Black joy, and educational reparations. You can preorder her new book Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal wherever books are sold.  

The aim of Dr. Love’s scholarship is twofold: firstly, to advance how the field of education understands and critiques school reform and the systemic and structural racism of public education within the U.S.; and secondly, to advocate for abolitionist approaches in the field of education that seek new possibilities for eliminating educational harm. In the pursuit of making her scholarship a reality, she works with activists, communities, youth, families, and school districts to build communal, civically-engaged schools rooted in the aspirations of abolitionist strategies that love and affirm Black and Brown children. Towards that end, in 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is to develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. To date, ATN has granted over $250,000 to abolitionists around the country. She is also the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE.

Dr. Love is also a founding member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council. The goal of the task force is to bring guaranteed income and income stability to Black women residents living in Atlanta. In 2022, the Task Force launched the program In Her Hands, distributing more than $15 million to Black women living in Georgia. In Her Hands is one of the largest guaranteed income pilot programs in the U.S. As part of its 50th anniversary in 2022, the Kennedy Center named Dr. Love one of the Next 50 Leaders who are making the world a more inspired, inclusive, and compassionate place.

Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including abolitionist teaching, education reform, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, educational reparations, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion. In 2014, she was invited to the White House Research Conference on Girls. For her work in the field of Hip Hop education, in 2016, Dr. Love was named the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. In April of 2017, Dr. Love participated in a one-on-one public lecture with late feminist icon, bell hooks, focused on the liberatory education practices of Black and Brown children. In 2018, Georgia’s House of Representatives presented Dr. Love with a resolution for her impact on the field of education. She has also provided commentary for various news outlets including NPR, PBS, Ed Week, The Guardian, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

She is the author of the books We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Educational Researcher, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and the Journal of LGBT Youth. 

Kimberly Jones
Keynote Speaker

2023 North Carolina Teacher of the Year & High School English Teacher

About Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones is the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. She has been a high school English teacher in Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools since 2006. Kim earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus in Secondary English Education from Wake Forest University.

Kim has spent the majority of her career teaching World Literature courses and has a special dedication to Holocaust and Human Rights education. She serves as a North Carolina Site Director for TOLI (The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights) and works as an education consultant with PBS North Carolina. These positions allow Kim to lead and support fellow educators throughout the state and country in building lessons and units that help students better understand complex cultural and historical events, establish their relevance to diverse 21st-century learners, and empower students to use their learning to build productive, positive, and empowered futures for themselves and their communities. 

Kim has won numerous awards in her teaching career including the 2021 Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Multicultural Student Action Network Equity Equals Excellence Award, the Chapel Hill Public School Foundation Bernadine Sullivan Chair for Excellence in High School English Education, and a WCHL Chapelboro Hometown Hero Award.

Kimberly has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2019 and is the proud stepmom of two sons. She enjoys serving her community in a number of equity and advocacy-focused non-profit organizations. She also loves traveling with her family, quality time with wonderful friends, reading, true crime podcasts, crafting, and helping her husband renovate their new home. Kim values every opportunity she has to talk about the life-changing power of education and the lifelong impacts of dedicated educators! 

Blair LM Kelly, PhD
Featured Speaker

Award Winning Author, Historian, and Scholar of the African American Experience

About Blair LM Kelly

Blair LM Kelley, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, historian, and scholar of the African American experience. A dedicated public historian, Kelley works to amplify the histories of Black people, chronicling the everyday impact of their activism. Kelley is currently the Joel R. Williamson Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the incoming director of the Center for the Study of the American South, the first Black woman to serve in that role in the center’s thirty-year history Kelley’s newest book, Black Folk: The Roots the Black Working Class (Liveright), begins with the question “What does it mean to be Black and working class?” Drawing on family histories and continuing into the archive, Black Folk illuminates the adversities and joys of the Black working class in America in the past and present. Connecting the everyday, lived experience of working black people to wider discussions of the American working class, Black Folk argues that the history of the Black working class provide a crucial model of how we should engage a wider swath of Americans citizens in informed citizenship. Black Folk was awarded a 2020 Creative Nonfiction Grant by the Whiting Foundation, and the 2022-23 John Hope Franklin/NEH Fellowship by National Humanities Center

Ashley S. Boyd

About Ashley S. Boyd

Ashley S. Boyd is an associate professor of English/English Education at Washington State University where she teaches graduate courses on critical and cultural theory and undergraduate courses on English Methods and Young Adult Literature.  A former secondary English language arts teacher, Ashley’s current scholarship examines practicing teachers’ social justice pedagogies and their critical content knowledge and explores how young adult literature is an avenue for cultivating students’ critical literacies.  Drawing on frameworks from cultural studies, critical theory, and social justice education, Dr. Boyd addresses educational inequities and opportunities for social action through qualitative research and analysis.  Her books include:  Social Justice Literacies in the English Classroom:  Teaching Practice in Action and Reading for Justice:  Reading for Justice: Engaging Middle Level Readers in Social Action through Young Adult Literature (co-authored with Janine Darragh).  She has published in the Journal of Teacher Education; English Education; Teacher Education Quarterly; Educational Studies;  the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy; and the ALAN Review. 

Dr. Adam Dovico

About Dr. Adam Davico

Dr. Adam Dovico is an accomplished Nationally Board Certified teacher, curriculum facilitator, principal, college professor and director, speaker, and author. His work in school transformation, equitable instructional practices, and leadership has been shared with tens of thousands of educators from around the world through his decade-plus of delivering professional development to schools and districts, keynotes around the country, and numerous books and articles that he has written.

You can often find Adam standing on a table or chair dressed in one of his signature suits. He has taught at esteemed institutions, including the Ron Clark Academy and Wake Forest University, and has been recognized by organizations such as the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund, Learning for Justice, and the Atlanta Falcons for his leadership and teaching over the past twenty years. He continues to work for greater equity in schools through his culturally responsive pedagogy and research.

Donovan Livingston

About Donovan Livingston

Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. Drawing on personal experiences as well as scholarship, Livingston examines the role of culture, hip hop and spoken word poetry in student experiences in higher and postsecondary education. More specifically, Livingston is interested in understanding how poetics – rooted in Black lyrical, oral traditions – serve as a catalyst for student success.

Donovan Livingston has earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, master’s degrees in education from Columbia University and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations. Currently, Livingston serves as the Senior Director of the Emily Krzyzewski Center a nonprofit organization in Durham, North Carolina, where he leads four distinct programs designed to build on the academic, career, and leadership potential of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

He lives with his wife Lauren, daughters Joy and Elanor, and two beagles, Phife and Left-Eye.

Michele Myers

About Michele Myers

Michele Myers is an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University. As a holistic, social justice, family-focused educator, Dr. Myers is personally committed to ensuring that ALL children receive a humanizing education that honors their histories, heritages, literacies, languages, cultures, family structures, and communities. Her passion for affecting change pushes her work beyond the walls of her university into the schools and communities in which children work, live, and learn. She is the co-author of Revolutionary Love: Creating a Culturally Inclusive Classroom (2022) and a forthcoming book titled The Educator’s Guide to Building to Building Child and Family Resilience.  She is also a highly sought-after consultant.  Her consultant company is M2C2.

Chris Ramsey

About Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey is the Senior Education Development Advisor for Breathe For Change where he equips educators and changemakers with social-emotional learning strategies, mindfulness tools, and yoga practices that support educator well-being and transform school communities. He also serves as the Executive Director of community development project at Project Main Street . In this role he is responsible for leadership training and development, job training and recruiting, community engagement and fundraising, Managing the Sparta Cafe, creating community ed programs for at risk high school students, directing FAMFEST- the Film art and music Festival. Chris is responsible for creating a community development, socially conscious job training, SEL Training, and community outreach program to revitalize a historic downtown Newark Ohio business that will provide premium fresh roasted coffee, locally sourced high-quality food items, and exceptional service to the community of Newark.

Dr. Ali M. Turner

About Dr. Ali M. Turner

Alison M. Turner, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Bilingual in Spanish and English, her research focuses on strategies for connecting schools, community-based organizations, and families to improve outcomes for multilingual learners. She promotes an asset-based perspective when working with immigrant, refugee, and English language learning students and families. Her recent publications can be found in the Bilingual Research Journal and English Teaching: Practice & Critique.

Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock

About Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock

 Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock is the Senior Executive Director for Equity and Professional Development for Durham Public Schools and a co-founder of we are (working to extend anti-racist education). In his role with the school system, he specializes in identifying and reducing inequities that exist in students’ educational experiences. While not restricted to any particular disparities, the foundation of his work is in addressing racial inequities. Dr. Bullock has been an educator for over 15 years and has previously served as a social studies teacher and curriculum specialist.

Cheon Graham, Ph.D.

About Cheon Graham, Ph.D.

Cheon Graham, Ph.D. is a Lead Psychologist at Guilford County Schools district in Greensboro, North Carolina and recently taught a graduate class in the Education department at Wake Forest University.  She has over 13 years of experience in special education, psychological assessment, academic interventions, progress monitoring, data analysis, consultation, and program evaluation.  Dr. Graham has a passion for helping students be successful, academically and socially, in their life experiences. In addition to her role as a Lead Psychologist, Dr. Graham also serves as a supervisor for the Guilford County Schools Psychological Services (GCSPS) Doctoral School Psychology APA Internship program and an academic tutor for students needing additional support in reading and math.

Our schedule and list of speakers is growing! Stay tuned for updates.

Professional development for teachers
Opportunities to recharge for humans.

Professional development for teachers

Opportunities to recharge for humans.

One of the key goals of RechargEd is to provide a relaxing and motivating space to help teachers and educators prepare for the new school year. This conference is jam-packed with valuable, action-oriented speakers and resources but also invites educators to build community with one another in a relaxing and stress-free environment.


August 6-8, 2023

Registration will begin on August 6th at 6:00PM ET and closing will take place on August 8th at 4:30PM ET.


Grandover Resort & Spa in Greensboro, NC

The Grandover Resort is a 4-Star Hotel located at 1000 Club Rd, Greensboro, NC. A special group rate for rooms is available on a first come, first served basis. Attendees who book early will have the option of using the hotel’s spa and golf course! Click the link below to register for a room with our special group rate. All room reservations must be booked by July 10th.


Early-Bird Tickets cost $195 - Register by July 12th for Early Bird Pricing! Tickets include:

  • 2 Day Admission to all conference events.
  •  Grab-and-go breakfast, coffee, juice, and water.
  • Catered lunch on August 8th
  • Professional development certificate
Book a Room

Online booking for our hotel block has closed, but. the group rate is still available! Call the Grandover Hotel & Resort at (336) 834-4820 to get the group rate of $229.00/night.

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