Tony DelaRosa (he/siya) is an award winning and hella proud Filipino American Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Educator, Executive Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker, Spoken Word Poet, Racial Equity Strategist, and Writer. He holds a BA in Asian Studies at the University of Cincinnati, a M.Ed with a focus on Arts Education and Non-Profit Management at Harvard University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin Madison as a Education Graduate Research Scholar. In 2021, he received the INSPIRE Award given by the National Association of Asian American Professionals & United Airlines.
His work has been featured in NPR, Harvard Ed Magazine, the Smithsonian, Columbia University's Hechinger Report, Hyphen Magazine: Asian American Unabridged and elsewhere. He has co-founded NYC's first Asian American teacher support, development, and retention initiative called AATEND under NYC Men Teach, the NYC DOE, and Office of the Mayor. He served as a Director of Leadership Development at Teach for America coaching teachers and leading DEI strategy. Today, he coaches CEOs and Principals on crafting and refining their short-term and long-term DEI strategy. Lastly, he is writing a book with Jossey-Bass Publishing (WILEY) called "Teaching the Invisible Race," which will provide practical ways on embodying a pro-Asian American lens, while combating anti-Asian American violence, racism, and hate for K-12 educators.
On his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and checking out the latest hit RPG or Anime series.
Follow him on IG and Twitter at @TonyRosaSpeaks.