I am an independent consultant specializing in diversity and equity in K-12 education. I have two decades of experience as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum designer, content developer and writer. 

I taught middle and high school social studies and literacy for 11 years in public, charter and alternative schools in Newark, NJ and Washington, DC where I also spent two years as an instructional coach and new teacher mentor. I have worked with non-profit organizations such as One World Education, the Children’s Defense Fund's Freedom Schools program and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Project.

While at Teaching Tolerance, I developed a number of resources and helped lead several projects. I am the chief architect of the award-winning literacy-based anti-bias K-12 curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America and principle author of the Social Justice Standards, a first-ever set of benchmarks for anti-bias education. I designed instructional tools such as Civil Rights Done Right and Reading Diversity and was central to the development of resources like Teaching 'The New Jim Crow' and Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education. I have authored articles about the school to prison pipeline, culturally competent instructional coachingwhite racial identity and diverse literature

Today, my clients are from all over the country and include K-12 schools, districts, universities, non-profits, publishers, museums and media companies. I help clients build capacity to promote equity and support diversity, whether in the work they do directly with students and communities or through the products and services they provide to educators.

A ’98 Teach for America corps member and graduate of Binghamton University. I hold a master’s degree in philosophy and social policy from American University in Washington, D.C. Click here for my full resume.

Contact me to learn about how I can support your school or organization or to discuss fees and services. I would love to hear from you!
email: emily.chiariello@gmail.com phone: (202) 210-1610