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About Me

mdaheadshot4Melinda D. Anderson is an education writer and parent with a deep interest in equity in education and the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. As a ghostwriter for over 20 years, her work appeared in dozens of local, regional, and national publications. Now writing under her own name, Melinda strives to elevate the concerns and needs of historically marginalized groups in education. Her intent is to “flip the script” and change the way we think, talk, and act regarding educators and students of color. She is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, with bylines in Vox Media, Washington Post, Teaching Tolerance, and other outlets.