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REAL LEGEND- Keisha Rembert


Keisha Rembert is a lifelong learner and award-winning educator. She is an author, doctoral student and an Assistant Professor/DEI Coordinator for Teacher Preparation at National Louis University. Prior to entering teacher education, she spent more than 15 years teaching middle school English and U.S. History in the Chicagoland area.


Her passion for equity and social justice coalesce in her membership and work with several local and national organizations.

  • 2021 appointment by Governor Pritzker to serve on the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Educator Advisory Board

  • Co-chair of the National Council for Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Committee Against Racism and Bias

  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) Board member

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (ALAN)

  • Gilder Lehrman Institute (GLI) for American History Advisory Board

In 2019, Keisha was named Illinois History Teacher of the Year as well as the 2019 National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Outstanding Middle-Level English Educator.

Her commitment to advocacy and equity is best reflected in her published works, myriad nationally recognized presentations, consultant work, as a policy advocate, her work with the Illinois State Board of Education to develop the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards and as a Master Teacher leading professional learning with renown historians for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Her first book, The Antiracist English Language Arts Classroom, will be released in the fall of 2023. She is currently writing her second book about Black women who did it first for children with an acclaimed co-author.


You can find more information and stay connected with her here below. LinkedIn profile


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