Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz
Founding Executive DirectorCompany: E3: Education, Excellence & Equity
Role: Session Presenter
JuanCarlos Arauz, EdD, inspires and captivates audiences utilizing his creative storytelling approach. He has mastered the art of addressing the delicate topics of 21st century education, immigration, and black/brown male youth development. He has been featured in a documentary that focuses on contemporary civil rights activists and has traveled around the country as an inspirational spoken-word storyteller. His fresh and compelling vision is that we cannot have educational excellence without equity.
Dr. Arauz received his EdD in international and multicultural education at the University of San Francisco. His dissertation focused on the racial identity development of undocumented LatinX youth. He received his MA and BA in social science education from the University of South Florida. He is the founding executive director of E3: Education, Excellence & Equity and an adjunct professor at Dominican University. In addition, he has served as a trustee for several independent schools and educational organizations.
JuanCarlos is a proud member of a family that includes his spouse, a woman of grace, and many children (there’s a story!). He and his partner have extended their family to include 25 wonderful foster youth. He is bilingual in Spanish and English, was born in Brazil to Nicaraguan parents, and immigrated to the U.S. He has taught in the classroom and coached female and male high school basketball championship teams for which he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.