Estin Deva

Deva Estin teaches 3rd grade at a public neighborhood school in Sunnyside, Queens NY. She is going into her 10th year teaching. She serves as a the grade-team leader and co-facilitates a series of schoolwide conversations about racial equity.  Born in Colorado, Deva grew up in Iowa City, IA. She taught in Chicago's and Denver's Public Schools before moving to New York. In addition to teaching, Deva organizes with JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice) particularly focusing on Hate Free Zones (HFZ). HFZ is a neighborhood-based coalition of diverse organizations committed to following the leadership of folks most impacted by discriminatory policies and practices to create a community defense network where we love and protect each other.


PS 343 Sunnyside, NY