Coming Soon...The AfroEducator Podcast!


Whether you’re a newbie, veteran, or educator at heart, you’ll gain insight that will empower you to teach and live authentically.



Welcome to the AfroEducator Podcast!




I’m Alexis Shepard a veteran k12 educator and self-care queen….I’m passionate about empowering teachers to invest in themselves, but it wasn’t always this way…

In 2018 I was 6 years into my teaching career. I had already experienced burnout twice and I was ready for a change. I was convinced that the change that I needed existed outside of the classroom. So, I prepared to make my way out. I updated my resume and cover letter and I began applying for new jobs. I was hopeful for a new chapter, one with less red tape and frustration.. What I got, though, was not a new job but a realization that I needed new outlook.


And that’s when I created The AfroEducator---a platform where I could share the truths, trials, and triumphs of being an educator


From Burnout to bureaucracy and beyond my work and this podcast take an honest look at the current culture of education and offers fresh perspective for teachers to achieve better for their students, their families, and ultimately themselves.


This show is dedicated to the whole teacher and a profession in need of an (systemic) overhaul.

Every other week, I’ll be sharing new episodes that feature candid conversations with teachers, and practical ways to impact change individually and collectively for k12 education.

Whether you’re a newbie, veteran, or educator at heart, my hope is that this show will empower you to live more authentically.



Don’t miss new episodes or new content! Subscribe to the show on Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!



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