Noma LeMoine is a national education expert and consultant to school districts across the country. She is the former director of the Los Angeles Unified School District's ACADEMIC ENGLISH MASTERY PROGRAM. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the design, development, coordination and implementation of a program that served over 30,000 students, 2,000 teachers and 800 paraeducators. The program, which has been featured on "60 Minutes" and in periodicals including Education Week and Teacher Magazine, has as its primary goal facilitating mastery of standard American English in students who are speakers of non-standard languages, while fostering in them an appreciation for their home language and culture.
David Stovall teaches at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and his research interests are critical race theory, concepts of social justice in education, the relationship between housing and education, and the relationship between schools and community stakeholders.
In the attempt to bring theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of social justice. His current work has led him to become a member of the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School of Social Justice High School design team, which opened in the Fall of 2005 where he also serves as a volunteer social studies teacher.