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Akosua Lesesne

Founder, Sisters in Education Circle (SIEC) 

Educational Design Leader, Lesesne Legacy Learning Village

Board Member

ABEN: A Black Education Network


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Akosua Lesesne

A Bit About Me

ABEN puts the most powerful liberatory educational theories into action. Whether it's the Afrocentric praxis of teaching for freedom, culturally responsive teaching, culturally relevant pedagogy, culturally affirming or sustaining pedagogy, cultivating genius, abolitionist teaching, or humanizing pedagogy, ABEN brings these ideas alive and unlocks the highest potential of Black children through such innovative programming. It's thrilling to be connected to this work.

I love learning anything I can about outer space or the oceans in my spare time.


Akosua Lesesne is an Educational Design Leader. She specializes in developing and

leading the implementation of education leader and instructional coaching, curriculum,

programs, and pedagogy that employ an African American education for liberation

approach to inspire Black learners. Her work leverages the transformative elements of

the Black Teaching Tradition (BTT), a teacher development framework for the Black

pedagogical genius she developed. Akosua is the founder of Sisters in Education Circle

(SIEC) and Lesesne Legacy Learning Village LLC. Before founding these

organizations, Akosua had fifteen years of experience teaching and district-level leadership in various predominantly Black and Latin school districts along the East Coast.

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