Tyra Good

Tyra Good
Director of NAATE and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
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Culturally Responsive Teaching Pedagogy, Creating Equitable School-Family-Community Partnerships, Preparing Educators to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student Body Populations, Building Community, HipHopEd Pedagogy


Dr. Good is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Education at Chatham University, where she also serves as the liaison to establishing culturally sustaining school and university partnerships. She is a social justice educator who seeks to create innovative community-engaged partnerships for culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families. Dr. Good is the founder and Chief Academic consultant with GOOD Knowledge Connections, LLC. She is also the founder of the Black Educators Network of Greater Pittsburgh, which is a collective voice of K-12, Higher Education, and community educators strategically working across school district and community lines to support each other while ensuring the academic and personal success of African-American youth from underserved communities. Dr. Good has received a myriad of award recognitions for her dedication and service to developing and strengthening school, family, and community partnerships. Some of which include; 2019 Deeper Learning Equity Fellowship, Big Picture Learning and International Network for Public Schools; 2018 Education Missions Award, Circle of Courage Awards; 2018 Excellence in Education, Classic Events; 2017 Faculty Technology Fellow, Chatham University; 2017 Student Organization Advisor of the Year (Black Student Union), Chatham University; 2016 Minority Achiever’s Award, Talk Magazine; 2016 FAB 40, New Pittsburgh Courier; 2016 Robinson Award for Educational Excellence, Manchester Youth Development Center; 2014 Emerging Leader, National Black MBA Association-Pittsburgh Chapter; 2012 Afterschool Champion, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network; and 2009 40 Under 40, Pittsburgh Magazine and Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project. Dr. Good was also a National Fellow with the Center for Innovation and Excellence which works to create a dynamic community of scholars and researchers to promote authentic youth engagement. Dr. Good serves on the boards of Manchester Academic Charter School, Nazareth Prep, Advancing Young Adults, and former Co-Chair of the Community Schools committee for the Buhl Foundation’s One Northside Initiative. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. Good graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Howard University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Chatham University and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Evaluation from Duquesne University.