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Tanya Friedman

Vice President of Literacy, Leadership and Equity at ATAPE Group (She/Her)

Tanya is an educator, writer, and coach. She has worked in public education for over thirty years as a teacher, school leader, Instructional Coach, Equity Facilitator, and professor.

As an elementary school teacher, she earned National Board Certification and was recognized by 826 Valencia for her outstanding instruction. A trained facilitator with the National Equity Project and the National School Reform Faculty, she designs and facilitates retreats, seminars, and courses to support educators build the muscle to interrupt inequities and cultivate liberation.

Tanya writes about education, parenting, and justice. Her work explores the ways memory, connection, and identity shape our inner and outer landscapes.

Tanya currently serves as Board Chair at Brooklyn Independent, an innovative middle school designed around principles of inclusion, belonging, and equity. She earned a BA from Wesleyan University and an EdD from Hunter College. Tanya lives in Brooklyn with her partner and daughter.

Tanya joined Brooklyn Org’s Board of Directors in May 2024.