In addition to being the chief community officer at the*gameHERs, Verta also runs her own business helping individuals and organizations share their racial autobiographies and stories in order to act on and undo racism. Prior to that, Verta was a national leadership facilitator for New York City Leadership Academy where she where she designed, managed, and delivered professional learning experiences and programs for school leaders and educators not just in NYC but also across the country. Verta began her 25 year career in education as a teacher in Prince George’s County Public Schools, and then as a literacy specialist for the New York City Department of Education. She was the founding principal of Bronx Arts and then served for several years as a leadership coach for principals and aspiring principals at New Leaders.
Verta has a B.S. in communications and middle school education from James Madison University, and an M.A. in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Perhaps most importantly, Verta is a mother, advocate, twin, educator, photographer, leader, coach, friend, lover and fierce believer in providing opportunities for the stories of many to be heard and