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Meet The Team

GCHS Alumni Task Force

The Association: Team Members

Raven DeRamus-Byers

Class of 2012

Raven DeRamus-Byers is a Gadsden City High School Class of 2012 graduate. She completed her B.A. in English, with concentrations in African-American Studies and Teacher Preparation, at Princeton University in 2016. DeRamus-Byers then began teaching, later returning to GCHS as an English teacher and the Titan Danceline choreographer. In 2020, she completed her M.A. in Politics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she worked as a writing consultant and instructional coach. Additionally, DeRamus-Byers worked as a research associate at Columbia Law School’s Center for Public Research and Leadership, helping to publish a report on the roles of families in student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently, DeRamus-Byers works to diversify the educator workforce as a PreK-12 program associate and coordinator of the National Grow Your Own Educators Network at New America in Washington, D.C. She also operates DeRamus Learning Lab, a writing consultation service.

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