Afrika Afeni Mills, MEd, is the CEO of Continental Drift, LLC, an author, Education Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development and Mount Holyoke College. She has been an educator since 1999 with a background as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, teacher developer, and school administrator.
Afrika works with teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators to develop and sustain culturally responsive and sustaining, antibias, anti-racist, pro-human instructional practices. Afrika has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses, and facilitated sessions at conferences across the United States.
Afrika is the author of Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students, as well as the viral blog post, A Letter to White Teachers of My Black Children. Her TED-Ed Talk, Having Conversations About Race is Just Another Hard Thing We Can Learn to Do will be released in Spring 2023. Afrika was chosen as one of Brightbeam's Top 22 Education Influencers of 2022 and is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Learning Forward.
Afrika has an M.Ed. in Elementary Teaching from Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development, where she graduated first in her class.