Steering Committee

BMORE is led by a Steering Committee elected by dues-paying members of the Caucus. The Steering Committee provides guidance to the membership and is the central location for all communication with members.

Natalia Bacchus

Founding Member

Natalia Bacchus was a Maryland public school educator from 2003-2018. She worked in Baltimore City schools from 2013-2018 and in Montgomery County schools for 9 years prior. Natalia taught ESOL and was a classroom teacher in 1st and 3rd grades. She achieved National Board Certification in 2011. In Baltimore City, Natalia worked at Moravia Park Elementary School as an ESOL teacher, served as the BTU Building Rep, and created a Union Chapter Committee. Natalia has also been a Teachers' Democracy Project Fellow since 2014, studying issues such as teacher evaluation, social justice curriculum, teacher unions, and restorative practices. She currently works at Teachers’ Democracy Project as a Teacher Organizer.

Corey Gaber

Founding Member

Corey Gaber has worked in Baltimore City's Schools since 2007. He currently works at Southwest Baltimore Charter School as a 6th grade Literacy and Social Studies teacher. He also serves as the BTU Building Rep and middle school lacrosse coach. Students in his classroom use the academic and advocacy skills they've learned to confront real-life issues. They have spoken to state legislators in Annapolis about adequate school funding, met with city councilmen about lead poisoning from our old paint and pipes, and appeared on local radio to discuss their photojournalism essays on the state of our school facilities. His writing on education and policy has been published in Education Week, the Baltimore Sun, City Paper, and the Have You Heard blog.

Cristina Duncan Evans

Founding Member

Cristina Duncan Evans has been an Baltimore City educator since 2006. She currently works at James McHenry as a Library Media Specialist and has previously served as a social studies teacher and a opinion columnist at Education Week.  As a classroom teacher she developed US History curriculum that centered the voices and stories of oppressed people. As a librarian Cristina currently works to use library space as a community catalyst for change. She was a recipient of the BTU's New Building Rep Award in 2016 and helped create her school's first ever Union Chapter Committee. Cristina was also a Teachers' Democracy Project Fellow during their Community Control of Schools Campaign. 

Jocelyn Providence

Jocelyn Providence is a current BTU member and a steering committee member of the social justice caucus BMORE. Jocelyn is going into her fourth year of being a math teacher at Digital Harbor High School. Jocelyn is also actively involved in Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE). Jocelyn is active in the BICO organization at Digital Harbor because she believes in the importance of urban students having multiple interactions with the natural environment. 

Diamonte Brown

Diamonté Brown was born and raised in Baltimore and is now an English teacher at Renaissance Academy. Diamonté got her undergraduate degree in Sports Management and Communications from the University of Michigan and her masters in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University (online). Diamonté serves on several boards where she offers her advice in policy reform and mobilizing the community. Diamonté is committed to using her organizing skills and background in policy reform to contribute to the mission of BMORE.

Keysha Goodwin

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