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Dr. Tameka Brigham, EdD

CEO & Principal Investigator | Project Lead |Brigham & Associates LLC

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."

-Maya Angelou

My Story

I am Dr. Brigham, CEO, and Principal Evaluator. I am widely known as the champion for underrepresented communities. My research and advocacy include being active in legislative advocacy as a co-author of the report “Keeping Up With the Kids: Increasing Minority Teacher Representation in Colorado,” which was prepared for the state’s Department of Education. I have effortlessly devoted 22 years of my career in education and nonprofit leadership to make sure the voices of community stakeholders are amplified so that each adult, youth, and child can one day see themselves thriving in the future they envisioned for themselves. In addition, my education experience ranges from community organizer, nonprofit management, classroom teacher, and district cabinet administrator, serving as Chief of Staff and Chief of Family Community Engagement for Denver Public Schools in Colorado. I couldn't stop there!


A policy leader and an African American Studies affiliate professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver where I achieved my B.A. degree in Sociology and African American Studies, I had the opportunity to collaborate, co-write and develop a curriculum. At that time this curriculum was the only course in the state of Colorado specific to the teaching, history, and learning of African American children. As anyone would, I took advantage of utilizing the broad networks, partners, and community-based organizations to challenge, coach, support, and mentor leaders throughout the country. My dissertation’s theoretical framework methodology is based on counter-storytelling rooted in Critical Race Theory (CRT). I conducted research and evaluation for Colorado HB 14-1175, Aaliyah Law, forcing the state Department of Education to examine the demographic mismatch and increasing minority teacher representation in Colorado. I received a certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Family and Community Engagement Framework: Creating Effective Home and School Partnerships for Student Success. I have also graciously served as the Education Chair for the Denver NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and I am proud to have begun my professional career as an education specialist for the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver under the leadership of Honorable Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock.

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