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Keilani Goggins

Director, Black Educators Initiative

Keilani Goggins is the Director of the Black Educators Initiative (BEI). She joined NCTR in 2019. In her role, she provides support and technical assistance to BEI grantees. She also identifies and cultivates partnerships to scale the promising practices of BEI. Prior to joining NCTR, Keilani was the Assistant Director at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Student Professional Development and the inaugural Director of the Hope Street Group Teacher Fellowship in Tennessee.


B.S., Retail and Consumer Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MPA, Tennessee State University

In pursuit of Doctorate of Education, Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University


Affiliated Organizations

Mosiac Fellowship Alumni

Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance