Steve Becton has served as the Chief Officer of Equity, Inclusion & Belonging of Facing History & Ourselves since 2020. He joined Facing History in 2001 as a Program Associate.
Steve leads our Office for Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging and assures that our organization’s programs, policies, and culture align with current diversity, equity, and inclusion best-practices. He leads a team of Facing History staff who are working deeply in schools to create whole school culture and transformational educational experiences that would equip educators, while also empowering students to overcome the systemic issues that have placed them at risk.
Steve writes and speaks for Facing History on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging issues in and beyond the classroom. He presents at national conferences, writes blogs, and conducts workshops and webinars for educators and for the larger community centered on having courageous conversations about race and education.
Before joining Facing History, Steve was an exemplary educator, teaching high school social studies for 11 years. He was nationally recognized as a leader among educators, earning Junior Achievement’s State Teacher of the Year Award in 2005.
Becton has a BA in Economics from Rhodes College, a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, and an advanced certificate in Urban Education. He has an earned doctorate from The University of Memphis with a focus on the historical construct of race and its impact on school equity.