Ed.M. candidate in the Sociology and Education program
Jordan Henry is an Ed.M. candidate in the Sociology and Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and a Master of Education in Transformative Education, with a concentration in Social Justice and Equity, from Miami University (OH). Prior to Teachers College and moving to New York City, Jordan taught Kindergarten and Second Grade in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently teaches First Grade at The Allen-Stevenson School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
During his time as a practicing educator, Jordan started to question the inequities and injustices embedded within the structures and organization of schooling. His commitment to understanding the policies and practices that contribute to inequality within schools and society prompted his inquiry of social justice and equity to analyze educational problems in schools and teach for justice. This inquiry, empowered by classroom teaching experience, led him to pursue an advanced degree in Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University to actively address social inequities in schools and contribute to creating a more just society using the knowledge, concepts, and research methods of sociology. Jordan’s research interests include anti-racist education, critical pedagogy, and abolitionist teaching in elementary school contexts. His goals include decolonizing the curriculum and decentering whiteness in schools to educate students, teachers, and stakeholders toward racial justice. He is also interested LGBTQIA2S+ topics in education. Jordan hopes to develop an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to equip educators and students with a social justice lens to address inequities in their schools and communities.
Outside of his professional interests and goals in education, Jordan enjoys SoulCycle classes, exploring different neighborhoods in New York City, eating tapas style meals, and watching any franchise of the Real Housewives on Bravo! TV.
M.Ed. in Transformative Education from Miami University
B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Miami University