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Tadashi Dozono

12th grade Social Studies

This is Tadashi's fourth year at Lyons. He currently teaches 12th grade government and economics, helping students write their social studies graduation PBATs. These courses focus on topics such as prison reform and abolition, gentrification and urban renewal, worker cooperatives, and people of color homeownership. He has also taught 9th and 10th grade global studies at Lyons. Before coming to Lyons, Tadashi taught history for seven years at New Design High School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 

Tadashi grew up in Portland, Oregon, and just completed his PhD at UC Berkeley in social and cultural studies in education. His research focuses on how to make social studies classrooms more inclusive of the experiences and perspectives of students of color and lgbtq students. He earned a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from Columbia Teachers College. 

Tadashi also enjoys playing outside, running, hiking, biking, cooking, and practicing Arabic, Spanish, and German. 

You can reach Tadashi at tad(a)