On a mission to transform education for children of color
Author and educator Alexs Pate launched Innocent Classroom in 2012 with a vision to eliminate the power of racial stereotypes in our schools through authentic relationships between teacher and child. More than 8,000 educators in 300 schools are using the Innocent Classroom.
Alexs’s teacher-by-teacher, school-by-school approach shows results where other efforts have failed.
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President & CEO
Alexs Pate is President and CEO of Innocent Technologies. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written five novels, a children’s book, a book of nonfiction, and has curated numerous literary anthologies. His latest book The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racism for Children of Color was published in 2020 by ASCD.Learn More About Alexs
Matthew E. Brandt
Senior Vice President
Matthew is responsible for growing the reach and impact of the Innocent Classroom. He oversees partnership development, communications, and marketing. Over the course of his career, Matthew has launched successful national programs and produced award-winning websites and documentaries, including the Bdote Memory Map site and the traveling exhibit Why Treaties Matter.Contact Matthew
Associate Vice President & Program Trainer
Julian leads the programs team at Innocent Classroom in the development and implementation of all Innocent Classroom programs with our partner districts and schools. He helps educators and leaders to prepare for Innocent Classroom workshops and ensures the quality and effectiveness of all Innocent Classroom programs.Contact Julian