Meet Our Newest Board Member

 

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Tyreesa (Tie- Ree- Suh) “Ty” [she/her] is a

passionate and joyful Black femme 

identified narrative. She is a champion of 

learning as a tool to liberate folks. She 

believes deeply in the power of collectivism, 

breath work and affirmation as a way to 

manifest and claim what is manifest the 

present. She was raised by the fiercest Black 

Woman straight out of Washington, DC and 

attributes everything she knows to her. 

 

Tyreesa’s own education journey aligns closely 

with her commitment to community and 

education. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science 

in Psychology and a dual Master’s of Teaching 

in Special Education (Grades 7-12) and 

General Education (Grades 5-9). While in 

school, Tyreesa gave four years of service to 

AmeriCorps while living in Brooklyn, New York and became devoted to social and restorative justice as a means to activate and engage education for ALL learners. Tyreesa also finds passion in self-educating and teaching around art as a means of healing and teaching positive coping skills to break generational and systematic harm and cycles. Her life’s work thus far has been dedicated to increasing visibility and voice for Black youth, training educators in ”Culturally and Soulfully” Responsive pedagogy and practices and developing DEI and Restorative Justice initiatives and programs in academic, corporate and community spaces. Tyreesa is currently pursuing a doctorate program in Equity, Diversity and Innovative Leadership. Tyreesa’s daily soul work is guided by the question, “Who benefits from your existence?” 

 

Tyreesa joined Phenomenal Women CO. to continue her work of creating spaces of visibility for Black and Brown youth and communities. As an educator, Tyreesa is keenly aware of the social and emotional disparities impacting everyone, but especially our young people. She aims to push collective healing through love. With over 20 years of personal and professional volunteer experience and engagement, she is excited to bring her learnings back to her hometown of Denver, CO and the community of P - Dubb.