Panel Discussion with "Gen Silent" Directors
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Tue
Richelle has been a professional community-based Sexuality Educator since 1992 in southwest Ohio and nationally. First certified as a Sexuality Educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educator Counselors and Therapists in 1996, she is also a CSE Supervisor since its inception in 2014. She teaches a multitude of subjects that are human sex/ual/ity to many populations and in various venues focusing primarily on and with marginalized communities. She emphasizes that sex/ual/ity education should be taught from a medically accurately and research informed, compassionate, person-centered lens with methods that are developmentally relevant, culturally inclusive while grounded in social justice praxis and a code of ethics. Raised in a traditional Catholic home and strongly influenced by education professionals who value the power of progressive education and critical pedagogy, Richelle has a profound respect for diversity, believes in prevention, and engages people to make healthy choices for sexual pleasure, health, and well-being. She never forgets that teaching also means learning.