People of PIE
PIE Advisory Board
Ever Bussey is a researcher and media maker in the city of Detroit. Ever is one of the founding youth of People in Education’s Out of School Project, where they worked with a team of youth and artists to investigate and develop solutions for big picture issues facing Detroit's school system. Ever is currently studying the ins and outs of digital fabrication and the beginning of the third digital revolution at the Detroit based fab lab Incite Focus. They are also a newly-enrolled grad student at the New School in New York where they are working toward a Master's in Media Studies.
Bobby Colombo is a practicing artist trained as an educator, with extensive experience in classroom arts integration. Working mostly within the realms of digital media, Bobby has collaborated on films, music videos, podcasts, original songs, participatory action research and countless other project models with youth of all ages, bridging content with themes of social justice and humanizing schooling. He has also spent three years as a teaching artist with People in Education.
Sheena Crenshaw was born and raised in Philly and it was there that she developed a commitment to educational justice-- her email username back then was revolusheen! She arrived in Detroit several years ago to teach high school English, where her practice as an educator was truly transformed through working with teaching artists and staff at People in Education. In her words, it felt like a calling to make change through collective work and community, and she’s done this as an organizer formally and informally over the years, both in and outside the classroom. Currently, she manages in-school creative writing and workshop programs at 826michigan. Along the way, she also added on cherished identity-- mom, to a wonderfully bright and brilliant three-year-old.
Jim Dwyer is a Latin teacher at a Catholic high school in Southwest Detroit. He has been a participant in People in Education’s Rida Institute for several years. Accordingly, he uses creativity, curiosity and reflection to create humanizing classrooms, also modeling them after his own favorite teacher.
Allie Gross is a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and former teacher with People in Education. Her work has also appeared in Jacobin, VICE, Slate, GOOD, The Atlantic, FiveThirtyEight and Mother Jones. Prior to pursuing a career in journalism, Allie worked as a 5th-grade teacher in Detroit, where she co-founded Detroit Charter Data, a website aiming to bring accountability, transparency, and coherence to the city’s education landscape.