Cultural Competency

Woven Traditions® Team Members

Combined, the members of the Woven Traditions team provides over 300 years of educational experience! Using this depth in understanding and training methods, we are confident that our program can easily be taught and understood by everyone taking part – from school classes to board rooms, Woven Traditions provides the tools for cultural competence.

Dr. John Bryant Emeritus Dr. John Bryant, Emeritus
Retired Department Chair for Wilmington College, Ed.D.

• University of Cincinnati
Dr. Bertand G. "Frank" Haynes Dr. Bertand G. “Frank” Haynes
Director of TRIO Programs at North Carolina A&T, Ph.D.

• Lander University, Clemson University, Capella University
Rita Kolp Rita Kolp
Retired as a highly qualified, master teacher
for Pre-K through elementary school, M.Ed.


• Miami University, Wright State University
Marla Marsh Marla Marsh
Co-author of Woven Traditions, retired elementary
and middle school principal, M.Ed.


• The Ohio State University, Wright State University
Monica Marsh Monica Marsh
Co-author of Woven Traditions, retired high school principal and Supervisor
Special Services in Career-Technical Education, M.Ed.


• The Ohio State University, Wright State University
Dr. Winona Oliver Dr. Winona Oliver
Retired high school Special Education Department Chair
and LD/BD K-12, Ed. D.


• University of Cincinnati
Dr. Audley Smith Dr. Audley Smith
High school counselor, Ed.D.

• Miami University
Natasha Taylor Natasha Taylor
Elementary ESL Specialist, M.Ed.

• University of Cincinnati
Dr. Susie Whittington Dr. Susie Whittington
Professor at The Ohio State University, Ph.D.
Co-Author, Towards Cultural Proficiency


• The Ohio State University

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