Blake Wiggs is a research scholar with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation where he partners with districts to design adult learning experiences for teachers, coaches and administrators. His responsive approach to facilitation is informed by his experience with community organizing and anti-racist affinity work. Wiggs is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education program and is currently pursuing his Ed.D. at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His research is largely linguistic, focusing on the relationship between language, ideology and power. For his dissertation, he is conducting a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the 287-page WestEd Report, Sound Basic Education for All: An Action Plan for North Carolina. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and co-authored the book, Rethinking Classroom Design: Create Student Centered Learning Spaces for 6th-12th Grade, with co-author Dr. Todd Finley.