Liz Kleinrock

Teach and Transform

Liz Kleinrock creates curricular content for K-12 students around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and specializes in designing engaging and accessible units of study for all ages of learners. She began her career in education as an AmeriCorps volunteer teacher in Oakland, California in 2009, and has since served as both a classroom educator and diversity coordinator in Los Angeles, California. Liz also works with schools and districts throughout the United States to develop workshops and trainings for adults that support culturally responsive practices that fit the needs of specific communities. In 2018, Liz received the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and her lessons on teaching consent and personal boundaries to students have gained international media attention. Liz has written articles for Heinemann Publishing and Teaching Tolerance on destigmatizing privilege, trauma informed teaching, and cultivating relationships with students and families.

Most recently, Liz is proud to share her 2019 TED Talk, "How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics" on building foundations of equity and inclusion with young learners which has been viewed over 1.8 million times, and is working on her first book with Heinemann Publishing. She currently curates professional development for schools and organizations around concretizing DEI practices.

Liz can be followed on Instagram @teachandtransform, or reached at

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