Mark Gomez is a long-time history and social studies educator currently serving as an educational consultant and thought partner helping districts and schools in California build Ethnic Studies programs as well as integrate authentic civic learning. Mark’s curricular and instructional expertise include action civics, ethnic studies, civic imagination, critical media and literacy studies, restorative justice, environmental/social/racial justice, effective integration of technology, placed-based education, and community-driven school design.
Mark has taught both middle and high school history for the last 18 years. He has also taught within teacher education programs at UCLA, Antioch University LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Monterey Bay, where he currently teaches within the Education and Service Learning Institute. Mark is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the California Council of the Social Studies where he also co-chairs the Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice committee. He is a founding design team member of the Schools for Community Action at Augustus Hawkins High School and has been working throughout his career to empower students and teachers through authentic and participatory action research projects. His work has been presented at multiple education conferences and research publications He has co-authored several articles on practices in transformative and liberatory education for students and teachers.