In this episode, Dr. Asia Lyons meets with Dr. Dèsa Karye Daniel to discuss the tenants of Racial Battle Fatigue. Throughout their conversation, they reflect on the experiences of Black Teachers and how sharing these experiences can change the narrative for future Black educators. Dr. Lyons gives examples of how mental health practitioners can support Black educators through culturally responsive practices.
Dr. Asia Lyons is the founder and lead designer at Lyons Educational Consulting (LEC) LLC. In partnership with communities, organizations, and schools, Lyons Educational Consulting supports co-creating truly inclusive environments that assist youth toward self-actualization.
Dr. Lyons was a K-12 educator in the Denver Metro Area as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado - Denver School of Education and Human Development. In addition, she has served as the school-partner specialist working with schools and other non-profits across the Denver Metro Area to provide communities with resources to help close the access gap for Black children and children of Color.
Dr. Lyons has her doctorate in Leadership for Educational Equity with a concentration in Urban and Diverse Communities. Her research focuses on how racism-related stress and racial battle fatigue cross over from Black educators to their families. As a part of her reciprocity to Black educators, she co-facilitates the Black Educator Wellness Cohort, which consists of monthly wellness sessions for Black educators in the Denver Metro Area.
Finally, Dr. Lyons is the co-host of, The Exit Interview: A Podcast for Black Educators, a podcast focusing on amplifying the lived experience of former Black educators.