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Community Responsive Education (CRE) was founded by professors Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and clinician Glenda Macatangay to offer professional and curriculum development services for community organizations and educational institutions to begin or sustain the journey of becoming community responsive. CRE is a collective of educators who have been working with organizations, service providers, students/youth, families, teachers, schools, school districts, colleges, and universities to build humanizing and nurturing educational cultures for over twenty-five years. Through CRE, leaders and their organizations can develop their capacity and agency to become more responsive to the needs of the communities that they serve. Our services include curriculum development, leadership coaching and training, pedagogical/methodological development workshops that include storytelling, critical performance, and participatory action research.


Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D


Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Professor of Latina/o Studies and Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University. He is also a founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland and the Community Responsive Education Group. As a classroom teacher and school leader in East Oakland (CA) for the past 29 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students. Duncan-Andrade lectures around the world and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on effective practices in schools. He has written two books and his third book with Harvard Press is due out Spring 2021.

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In 2015, Duncan-Andrade was tapped to be a Commissioner on the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) and in 2016 was part of the great educators invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day by President Obama. He is also the 2019 Laureate for the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education. Duncan-Andrade is also consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most influential scholars by EdWeek’s Public Influence Rankings.


Duncan-Andrade’s transformational work on the elements of effective teaching in schools is recognized throughout the U.S. and as far abroad as New Zealand.  His research interests and publications span the areas of youth wellness, trauma responsiveness, curriculum change, teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, and cultural and Ethnic Studies. He works closely with teachers, school site leaders, union leaders and school district officials to help them develop classroom practices and school cultures that foster self-confidence, esteem, and academic success among all students.  Duncan-Andrade holds a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature, both from the University of California – Berkeley.

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D


Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Ethnic Studies and Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. She cofounded Community Responsive Education and Teaching Excellence Network. She has published five books and a wide array of articles and book chapters that focus on the development of ethnic studies curriculum and community responsive pedagogy. Professor Tintiangco Cubales has won many awards including being named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the world. In 2014, she was also given the Community Advocacy Award from the Critical Educators for Social Justice group from the American Educational Research Association.

Glenda Goce Macatangay, MSW


Glenda Macatangay is a social justice entrepreneur that utilizes art, creativity, and innovation to operationalize core values and philosophies of equity in building community-responsive sustainable businesses. She is the Chief Operations Officer of Community Responsive Education and the Managing Partner of UpperCloud, a media agency for social impact in Oakland, Ca. She holds a Masters in Social Work degree from California State University at Sacramento and a Bachelors in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of California at Davis. She was a practicing clinician and clinical director in various environments of private practice, non-profit and community-based organizations, schools and the juvenile justice systems for over 19 years and has continued to serve her community in support of mental health and wellness through public art, film and radical healing experiences. She has been a community organizer for over 25 years. Organizing is the cornerstone of how she positions all her work in business, art, and radical healing.

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Sharim Hannegan-Martinez

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Tiffani Marie Johnson

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Daryl McDaniel

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Sarah Marie Hawkins

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Reina Victoria

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