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Sherinda Bryant

School at Home Resource Director

ABEN: A Black Education Network


San Jose, CA

Najwa Yasmeen

A Bit About Me

I am a Bay Area, California native who is passionate about solving inequalities in education for Black scholars. I share this passion with ABEN, as their School at Home Resource Director, to help families increase their access to an African-centered curriculum that is both educational and healing.  

I am also a singer-songwriter and enjoy learning new cooking recipes!


Sherinda Bryant has worked in the educational field for 12 years. She has served as an Instructional Associate, a Black Student Union advisor, an English teacher, and a Social Justice elective teacher. Social justice has been an important part of her classroom and due to this, she was recognized by the California Teachers Association as a 2019 Innovative teacher. Her students not only engage critically with literature, but they also participate in discussions and lessons that help them to understand the social issues that surround it. It is very important to her that students be able to see themselves in the curriculum, that it does not produce harm, and that she is able to use her activities and discussions to restore positive identities for all. Sherinda is the co-founder of Redwood Learning Collective, a worker-run tutoring cooperative that focuses on providing educational and wellness support to all students; with a focus on increasing the resources to historically underserved communities.

Sherinda is the founder of Ms. B’ C.R.L.S, LLC (Culturally Restorative Learning Supports) where she focuses on providing curriculum, courses, and consulting to educators who are looking to improve the cultural learning experiences of students of the African diaspora. Her first program, The Afrofuturism Discovery Academy, provides these services through the lens of the Afrofuturism genre. In this genre, students are able to discover the wealth and wisdom of our full history.

Sherinda currently serves as ABEN’s School at Home Resource Director where she recruits, images, and provides curriculum for Bay Area Black families interested in building their scholar's access to African-centered education and principles. She also helps with some of ABEN’s organizational and multimedia needs. 

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