Portland State University, Portland, Oregon M.Ed – Curriculum and Instruction

Graduated with honors. Later collaboration with university instructors upon hire at Portland Public Schools.

Lewis and Clark University, Portland, Oregon Certificate in the Teaching of Writing, Oregon Writing Project



Educational Consultant Contractor, TREE Consulting . January 2016 - present:

Collaborative planning, observations, data inquiry, workshop facilitation, training/tutoring, advocacy, and action steps. Serving children, parents, teachers, adult students, and agencies to empower them, with an end goal of closing the racial achievement gap.

New teacher mentor Portland Public Schools . June 2014 – present:

Weekly one-to-one consulting, observational feedback, demonstration teaching, advocacy, lesson planning, and professional development support for a caseload of 15+ teachers who are newly entering the field.

Adjunct faculty Lewis and clark university . June 2016 - present:

Co-facilitated the 4-week invitational Summer Writing Institute for teachers for Oregon Writing Project alongside the Director of OWP.  Presenter for various workshops.  Director of Youth Writing and Outreach.

Teacher Portland Public Schools . August 2007 – June 2014:

Elementary and Middle School experience.  Most experienced in teaching Middle School Language Arts/Social Studies. Cooperating teacher to two student teachers.

Lead teacher Albina Head Start . August 2004 – May 2005:

Lead Head Start teacher. Supervised two assistant teachers. Responsible for lesson planning, classroom management, and learning plans for 22 children between the ages of 3 and 5.



Consultant and workshop facilitator for racial equity for Portland African American Leadership Forum, National University of Naturopathic Medicine, Harmony Montessori School, Madison High School, Maverick Main Stage Productions, and Portland Homeless Family Solutions.  

Published three articles in Rethinking Schools quarterly periodical.

Member of the Equity Team and Collaborative Action Research for Equity (CARE) Team at both Boise Eliot Humboldt and Ockley Green Schools.

Writing coach and teacher mentor for Oregon Writing Project, which offers programs designed to improve writing instruction for students K-12.

Directed/facilitated Oregon Writing Project curriculum camps.

Middle School Team Leader at Boise Eliot Humboldt 2011 to 2013.

Small-group and large-group leader in professional development.  

Presented at NCTE conference 3/2014.

Led workshop at Lewis and Clark College 4/2014.

Presented at Summit for Courageous Conversations 10/2012.

Led “Family Write Nights” and other family/school gatherings and meetings.

Presented for Northwest Teachers for Social Justice annual conference on three occasions.



Lathan, Chrysanthius.  “Children with Absent Parents: Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty: A Book Review,” Rethinking Schools, Winter 2014-15, Vol. 29, No. 2

Lathan, Chrysanthius. “Dear White Teacher.” Rethinking Schools, “Teaching in Black and White,” Fall 2014, Vol 29, No. 1

Lathan, Chrysanthius. “Goodwill Jay.” Teaching for Joy and Justice: Reimagining the Language Arts Classroom.”  Linda Christensen, Rethinking Schools, 2009. Pp 82-84.

Lathan, Chrysanthius. “Race, Place, and Food.” Workshop, Lewis and Clark University. and Northwest Teachers for Social Justice.

Lathan, Chrysanthius. “U.S. Food System: Unjust By Design.”  Workshop, National Council for Teachers of English, April 2014.

Lathan, Chrysanthius, and Thompson, Jessica.  “When Ally Goes Anti:  Being an Ally to People of Color in the Workplace.” Workshop, Northwest Teachers for Social Justice, October 2015.

Lathan, Chrysanthius and Espinosa-Boyer, Bianca. “Connecting Communities Through Literacy.” K-3 Literacy Institute, Portland Public Schools, June 2015.

PPS Outstanding Educator Recognition, Portland Public School Board, 2015 and 2017.