Cathleen Stone Joseph has been an ESL and Social Studies educator & facilitator/coach for equitable leadership and school improvement for almost fifteen years; she is currently an Adjunct Professor of English as a Second Language at Middlesex College and is certified as a school district leader in New York and New Jersey. Stone Joseph hails from the Bronx, New York where she developed her roots in grassroots/community activism and social justice; however, her studies and career have taken her around the globe – from Ghana to Argentina to the Dominican Republic and South Korea. Stone Joseph holds a B.A. from Princeton University (Anthropology & African Studies), an M.A. from the University of Chicago (Social Sciences & African Diaspora Studies), an M.S. from Fordham University (Curriculum & Teaching/TESOL), and an Advanced Certificate in Advanced Leadership from Manhattan College. She is happiest when she can travel the world and spend quality time with her four-year- and one-year-old daughters.