Arthur Everett is a high school American history, government, economics, and support services teacher in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BA in Organizational Behavior, African American Studies, and American Civilization from Brown University, as well as an MS Ed in Teaching Students in Urban Settings from Long Island University. Arthur has been teaching for 15 years and was awarded a New York Educator Voice Fellowship 2014-2016 from America Achieves to elevate teacher voice in the local, state, and national conversation around standards-based education and high stakes testing.
Arthur also achieved a 2016-2017 New York Educator Policy Fellowship where he wrote a policy paper to address the underrepresentation of male teachers of color in the teaching force across New York State by creating and supporting a pipeline for male teachers of color to enter the profession and remain for a minimum of seven years, and that he presented to the education committees of both the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly as well as to the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus.
Additionally, Arthur achieved a 2016-2017 Classroom Teacher Ambassador Fellowship with the US Department of Education, received the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award from Governor Cuomo’s office in 2018, and is currently a 2019–2020 Understood Teacher Fellow with Understood.Org. Since joining E4E in 2016, Arthur has been a member of the 2017 DACA Teacher Action Team and the 2018 Teacher Policy Team that released the 2019 Report: Ready for Day One and Beyond. Currently, Arthur is a member of the Demand Diversity Conference Leadership focused on increasing teacher diversity.