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Ayodele Harrison

O'Dea High School of Seattle, WA


Ayodele Harrison graduated from O’Dea High School of Seattle, Washington, in 1996.

He is a leadership development coach and racial equity practitioner. He has over two decades of experience, teaching and leading in public, private, and international schools. Ayodele spent six years as an Administrator in a Teacher Residency Program.

He is currently the Senior Partner of Education at CommunityBuild Ventures (CBV) - a pro-Black community of facilitators, coaches, and strategists who bring their unique experiences, practices and approaches to help organizations understand, embrace, and embody racial equity.

Ayodele's primary role with CBV is leading their signature initiative, Black Male Educators Talk (BMEsTalk). This initiative offers a suite of culturally affirming in-person and virtual affinity spaces and leadership development programs to Black Male Educators in the US and around the globe. Ayodele seeks to inspire and equip Black Male Educators to live well and engage in transformational action that improves students' lives.


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