Cornelius Minor (Content Developer, Keynote Speaker, Virtual Module Presenter) is a frequent keynote speaker and Lead Staff Developer at Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that capacity, he works with teachers and school leaders to support deep and wide literacy reform in cities across the globe. His work in cultural responsiveness supports educators to improve comprehensive literacy instruction while also building schools and systems that are socially just. Minor is internationally recognized for his work in social justice education and supporting educators to examine implicit and explicit bias, addressing racial and economic achievement gaps, and create systems of equity as it relates to literacy. His work on literacy at Columbia’s Reading and Writing Project includes systemic approaches to comprehensive literacy in a tiered model. As a staff developer, Cornelius draws upon his years teaching in the Bronx and Brooklyn.