MTA ESP of the Year
Naomi Akan, an Applied Behavioral Analysis tutor, has worked with students in the Canton Public Schools for six years. She is a member of the Canton Teachers Association and also serves on the MTA Board of Directors. At the Lt. Peter Hansen Elementary School, where she’s known as “Ms. A,” Akan promotes cultural inclusion and equity through her after-school African dance troupe and through numerous extracurricular activities. She’s an active member of two influential community organizations, Canton Families Embracing Diversity and the new town-created Canton Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, which is a resource for the school system and encourages curriculum diversity and inclusive hiring practices.