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Darcy Heath

Color-Brave Community Facilitator

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Darcy Heath (she/her) is a White, cisgender, able-bodied, heterosexual woman who currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Darcy works with EmbraceRace as a Color-Brave Community Facilitator. In this role she works with families and educators of children of color as they work to build their knowledge and skills to support raising children that are strong, brave, and informed about race.

Darcy has a background in early childhood education as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, organizational consultant, and professional learning facilitator. These roles have allowed her to share her passions for early childhood education and equity through engaging with diverse populations of learners that include families, educators, early childhood organizations, and policy makers.

In her current professional role, Darcy designs and facilitates professional learning and provides coaching and consultation focused on increasing access to high-quality early care and education for all children.

Above all, she considers her greatest achievement to be her role as a mother and grandmother, or Mimi. Her grandchildren are what brought her to EmbraceRace originally. They are multi-racial, Filipino and White, and Darcy has found the many resources available at EmbraceRace to be of great benefit in learning how to be brave and informed about race. She is thrilled to be a part of the amazing work that is being done.

Most weekends she can be found spending time with those two young grandchildren – reading books, playing games, and going on adventures.

For more information on Darcy’s professional background please visit Linked In,

An inspiration:

Darcy finds inspiration in learning from the stories of others. There is joy in celebrating the beautiful uniqueness of each individualss’ beliefs, experiences. and achievements. The knowledge and understanding that it brings is key to Darcy’s journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning - about herself and how she shows up in the world.

“Listen for what surprises you. Notice what disturbs you. If what you say surprises me, I must have been assuming something else was true. If something you say disturbs me, I must believe something contrary to you. My shock at your position exposes my own. These moments are great gifts.” ​ - Margaret Wheatley