Daphne Warren is an educator of German certified in K-12 instruction for Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas. She is a native of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and of Memphis, Tennessee. A dedicated student advocate and focused on decolonizing education, Warren earned her Bachelor of Arts in German and minor in Sociology and her Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis. Currently, she is a Doctoral student at the University of Texas at Arlington working on her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her 10 year experience in the field of World Languages includes writing curriculum and assessments for levels I, II, IIH, IIIH, and Advanced Placement across languages, operating as the College Board Advisor for the AP German Language and Culture Development Committee, and sponsoring as a steady community builder for the Black Student Union on her campus. The Alternative Classroom Environment is her ongoing collective design of eliminating the standard disciplinary setting to a space where students are coached with the communicative tools to transition back to the classroom for the successful completion of their high school graduation with set post-secondary goals.
Daphne was honored with the “Excellence in Teaching” award by the Texas Foreign Language Association in 2017 and was voted by her peers in education on the Board of the American Association of Teachers of German.
Daphne Warren’s teaching interests include centering marginalized communities in her self-written instructional materials for novice, intermediate, and advanced learners. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Black German Heritage and Research Association and the Steering Committee for the Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum, a scholarly collective and forum for transnational and transdisciplinary studies.
E-mail: daphne DOT warren AT pisd DOT edu