Orinthia Swindell, MEd, MEd

Orinthia Swindell is passionate about creating space for the work of equity and inclusion.  She has served as an educator for 29 years, as an Equity Practitioner in schools in addition to her role as an Independent Consultant.  Much of her work has centered around young children’s awareness of race and identity and adult skill development around this as well.

Orinthia has facilitated numerous workshops and presentations, presented at national conferences and has been a guest speaker at teacher preparation programs. 

Orinthia holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brooklyn College in Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education N-2 from Hunter College and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Leadership from Bank Street College of Education. One of her most esteemed accomplishments is being the mother of two amazing Black young men. 

Jeff Hitchcock