Thank you for visiting the new FAIR Education website in collaboration with Our Family Coalition of San Francisco, California.
Dr. Rob Darrow | LGBT History Professional Learning Facilitator
Dr. Rob Darrow is a lifelong Californian who works as an educational consultant in LGBTQ history, safe and inclusive schools, curriculum development, college and career planning, and digital learning. In addition, he works as Director of Research and Professional Learning with the Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz County and recently taught the online course titled “LGBT History in Schools” .
He has worked as an online school principal, adjunct professor, school librarian, and teacher in K-12 schools and has worked and consulted with people, schools, universities and organizations from pre-school to doctoral programs. His research interests include safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ history, blended and online learning, professional learning, college and career education, creating a social presence in online courses, and school libraries.
Rob’s contact: [email protected]
Rick Oculto, MSW | Education Director @ Our Family Coalition
As the Education Director, Rick collaborates with educators and school administrators to create safe and LGBTQ-inclusive schools and has been a lead organizer in the statewide implementation of LGBTQ-inclusive history and social science in California. Formerly the Youth Service Coordinator at Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San José, Rick developed programs that addressed LGBTQ youth issues and created the first transgender youth support group in the area.
An accomplished speaker and presenter, Rick has conducted trainings for thousands of people focusing on diversity, anti-bullying, gender stereotypes, and LGBTQ issues. Rick holds a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Spanish from Seattle University in Washington and a Master of Arts Degree in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley specializing in management and planning. Currently, he sits on the board of Performing Arts Workshop and coordinates volunteer events for SF Gaymers, a social group that celebrates diversity within the gaming community and creates safe spaces for LGBTQ gamers. Rick lives and games in San Francisco and frequently visits his family in the South Bay.
Erik Adamian | Director of Education
@ ONE Archives Foundation
Erik is the Director of Education at ONE Archives Foundation. In collaboration with educational organizations and teachers, Erik develops LGBTQ history programing and resources for K-12 students and teachers, such as professional development workshops for educators and a Youth Ambassadors for Queer History program. Erik has presented at the National Council for the Social Studies and the California Council for the Social Studies annual conferences, Teaching History Conference, Models of Pride, Queer History South and many more. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Civic engagement, has previously worked as an educator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Armenian Society.
Contact: Erik Adamian [email protected]