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Cynthia Trapanese is on the Graduate Program Faculty for the Institute for Humane Education, and is a first-grade teacher in an urban Atlanta Title-I public school. Cynthia wrote, designed, and teaches two courses–Just, Good Food and Creative Activism–in the IHE graduate program. Cynthia’s professional focus weaves together humane education, arts integration, and culturally relevant pedagogy. She has a M.Ed. degree in Humane Education, Elementary Education (PreK-5) Teaching Certification, and K-12 ESOL Endorsement. Before returning to school to study education, Cynthia lived on a sailboat, worked in professional theater, directed a children’s bereavement program, and worked as a multi-faith pediatric chaplain.