Liz Kleinrock is an aspiring antibias and antiracist educator and consultant based in Washington, DC. A transracial adoptee, Liz was born in South Korea and grew up in DC before attending Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After graduating, Liz moved to Oakland, California, where she served as an AmeriCorps teacher with Girls Inc. and Super Stars Literacy for two years. Following her service, Liz moved to Los Angeles, where she attended UCLA's Teacher Education Program, where she earned her M.Ed. After spending a year student teaching a 5th grade class in Watts, Liz joined the founding faculty of a startup school in East Hollywood where she spent seven years teaching 1st through 4th grades. In 2020, Liz returned to her DC roots and taught 6th grade before embarking on a new role as an elementary school librarian and working in her school's office of equity and inclusion.
In addition to classroom teaching, Liz also works as an antibias antiracist facilitator for schools, organizations, and companies across the country. Her work has gained national recognition through a documentary short produced by Fluid Film, and media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, NPR, and BBC. In 2018, Liz received Learning for Justice's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and served on the organization's Advisory Board. Liz is proud to share her 2019 TED Talk from "Education Everywhere" on building foundations of equity with young learners, and the release of her first book, Start Here Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work In Your School Community with Heinemann Publishing. She is also excited to share the upcoming releases of four picture books with Harper Collins.