Jordan Howzell is an experienced educator and project driver for social-emotional and equity initiatives in K-12 and higher education. She began her engagement in educational justice as a member of the Board of Directors for the United States Student Association where she represented women-identifying students of color on the national level and implemented nationwide student campaigns around affordable public education, workers’ rights, and racial justice.
Starting in 2016, Jordan began executing social-emotional school district initiatives in a variety of capacities with the goal of providing underserved youth with the skills necessary to navigate the world effectively and successfully. As a Restorative Justice Coach and Consultant, she worked closely with school administrators, district employees, students, and teachers to collaboratively design systems to implement restorative disciplinary practices and interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. In this role, she facilitated a redesign of the school’s multi-tiered disciplinary system in order to incorporate restorative practices and interventions at all levels. Prior to working at Pivot, Jordan was also a Mindfulness Program Instructor for Antioch Unified School District where she provided direct behavior intervention and support to high-need and at-risk students as well as curriculum instruction to all students.
Jordan has a deep understanding of the systems of inequity present within the educational ecosystems and a commitment to creating learning environments wherein all students have equitable access to the education and life skills necessary for personal and professional prosperity. Jordan is an Oakland, CA native and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.