Cedric Lee is an Equity and Alliance Lead for his school in the Butte County area. He has been serving on the CCSS Awards Recognition Committee for the past two years. While teaching history at a Maidu Native American public charter school, Cedric received a Foundations for Teaching and Learning About Native Americans Certificate from the Smithsonian Institute. His divergent thinking led him to explore roles in product management in the computer industry, clinical research at UCLA School of Medicine, Sarbanes-Oxley Audit recruiting for accounting fraud, along with becoming a small business owner.
E pluribus unum is Latin for "Out of many, one". This motto was adopted during the founding of our nation representing unity while diverse in opinions. That diversity has grown much more vast and varied in becoming our greatest strength as a nation. However, our Republic must not equate unity with uniformity. We must repair, foster, and celebrate unity in diversity within the context of our constitutional standards taught in our classrooms.