Prior to joining the Reschool team, Joyelle co-founded Kulan Village Homeschool Organization, which provides a safe, collaborative learning environment for Black homeschooling families to determine the educational needs of their children and collectively provide for those needs. In addition to serving as Chair, her work included creating cultural enrichment programming, researching educational resources and teaching.
Following her time at Kulan, Joyelle taught live online ESL classes to students living in China. Passionate about encouraging more families of color to homeschool, she also began laying the groundwork for The Black Homeschooling Sustainability Initiative, which equips families with the training and resources to cultivate a sustainable learning environment and supports organizations that serve homeschooling families of color.
Joyelle is a proud Denver native and has been a home-based educator for several years, homeschooling her two children in a hybrid learning environment that balances unschooling (child-led, parent-facilitated learning) with traditional teaching methods. She teaches her daughter year round, and her son during school breaks. Joyelle has immense expertise navigating the education ecosystem within and beyond schools and customizing learning with, and for, her children and others’ children. On the Reschool team she works primarily with our Learner Advocate Network, designing and facilitating workshops and curating learning resources, but also spends time on projects across the DK Foundation and ReSchool.