eyemaginED exists to significantly impact child outcomes by developing effective solutions and influencing early education policy to raise expectations for programs serving children from birth through elementary school.
Lydia J. Carlis PhD, principal consultant for eyemaginED, is an educator and the visionary behind the Washington, D.C. based consulting firm. With over 20 years of experience in education, Carlis believes African-American dialect should be praised in D.C. classrooms by engaging more African American teachers, and encouraging students to speak in their home dialect.
Social justice and advocacy are at my core, from my formative years growing up in Arkansas. Arkansas was where I first heard civil rights icon Dick Gregory (prayers for his family in their time of bereavement), where I was first called a nigger, and where I first realized that "to whom much is given, much is required."