About Siettah Parks
Prior to joining RFA, Siettah served as a Project Manager and Research Associate at Teachers College, where she is currently conducting her dissertation research. Siettah also has several years of experience in providing racial-equity focused, evidence-based professional development to educators through a national and global summer institute at Teachers College called Reimagining Education. In addition, Siettah has mentored and instructed MA students in sociological qualitative research methods. She has previously worked in schools in Newark, NJ and New York City.
Siettah is intentional about engaging in research that centers marginalized people and considers how to involve participants in the process. She is passionate about conducting research on topics related to racial equity in education, especially as it relates to antiracist and culturally sustaining education, teacher education and professional development, and teacher-student relationships. As a sociologist, she is concerned about the role of systems and institutions in creating and reproducing inequality, and she hopes her work will contribute to addressing systemic issues and removing barriers to educational opportunity for marginalized students.