About Me

Daman Harris, Ph.D.

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I am the co-founder and co-director of the Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project, a nonprofit that supports the recruitment, development, retention, and empowerment of male educators of color. I am also the Manager of the Professional Development Schools Program and Institutions of Higher Education Partnerships for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland. I have been leading professional learning with school staffs for more than 20 years and across a variety of topics.

During my 28 years as an educator, I have had a wide range of experiences as a teacher, coach, principal, district administrator, adjunct professor, speaker, writer, and consultant. I am also a graduate faculty member at the University of Maryland at College Park and an adjunct professor at McDaniel College and University of Maryland Global Campus, where I lead graduate courses relating to teaching strategies, research methods, and antiracist education. I support university partners by serving on educator preparation councils for Bowie State University, Morgan State University, Towson University, the University of Maryland College Park, and Walden University. 

In addition to hosting the BONDCast, an audio podcast available on all platforms, and co-hosting #UMustLearn, a live public radio show in Washington, D.C., I have authored peer-reviewed research and authored my first book. The Antiracist School Leader: What to Know, Say & Do, is on sale now. If you would like more detailed information about my background, you can find it on my CV.

My first book, The Antiracist School Leader: What to Know, Say, and Do, is currently on Solution Tree Press and Amazon.

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book reviews

The Antiracist School Leader offers real-life stories that provide clear and specific examples of antiracist leadership. It provides a development and system approach to change in schools. This book is a great resource for emerging and practicing school and district leaders.

Leela George

Associate teaching professor, Syracuse University, New York

This book is rich with theory and frameworks. It has the potential to make a significant impact on schools and communities if dissected and followed. I am elated that the author is elevating this body of knowledge and moving to disrupt the current culture of racism.

JoJo Reyes

director of program data, 21st Century California School Leadership Academy

All students need educational leaders to understand the urgency for equitable and antiracist spaces. They need us to follow that understanding with actions. If you want to grow from knowing about antiracism to doing, you must read The Antiracist School Leader.

Rosa Isiah

director of elementary, equity, and access, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District,California

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