Testimonials

 
 
 

“Is your school thinking of advancing the linguistic and cultural competence of your students? Is your school interested in using the students’ rich multilingual and multicultural resources to improve their education? Justin Bennett is poised to provide educators with meaningful tools to enhance multilingual and multicultural practices to educate meaningfully. From programmatic changes to pedagogical strategies, Dr. Bennett can develop a strategic plan for your own school.”

Prof. Ofelia García
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

 


“In our expanding global society, the need to acquire and develop second language skills and academic literacies while deepening cross-cultural understanding has never been greater. Utopia Education, led by Dr. Justin Bennett, can provide support in language teaching and learning as well as promote multicultural understanding among staff and students. Take advantage of this special opportunity to enhance the development of linguistic and cultural knowledge at your school.”

Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, Ph.D.
Director of Doctoral Programs in Multilingual Multicultural Studies
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development
Department of Teaching & Learning

 


“As the world becomes evermore connected, it is imperative that schools help their students become truly multilingual and multicultural global citizens. As his former professor and as a member of his Ph.D. dissertation committee, I can attest to Justin’s expertise in how to make this a reality for schools and his passion and drive for doing so.”

Lisa M. Stulberg, Associate Professor, Sociology of Education
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development
Humanities & Social Sciences in the Professions

 


“I met Dr. Justin Bennett when he began is Ph.D. program at NYU and was immediately impressed by his energy, enthusiasm, and innovative ideas. He has a unique ability to assess problems from varying points of view, thereby enabling him to create solutions that benefit the whole (be it a classroom, school, or larger community). He is genuinely committed to multiculturalism and equity in education, and to improving the learning lives of all children.”

Nancy Hall
Coordinator of Doctoral Studies
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development

 


“I have known Justin Bradford Bennett for some time now. One of the things that immediately struck me about Justin is his authenticity and his genuine interest in bringing an intelligent and heartfelt awareness of multiculturalism into educational settings. As an academic, I can appreciate the depth of Justin’s knowledge in multicultural education. However, what sets him apart is his determination to make educational settings equitable and informed through a dynamic approach to multiculturalism. This is based not only on his academic achievements, which are substantial, but on a deeper calling to dedicate his gifts to improving education for the benefit of everyone involved. Justin is a true asset to the field of educational advancement.”

Oscar C. Pérez, Ph.D.
Founder, Inlak’ech Coaching

 


“Does your school aim to foster a rich multicultural environment where all students are recognized and respected for their diverse backgrounds? Does your educational community aspire to achieve academic excellence by using students’ multilingualism in the 21st century as an asset and not an impediment? Not only is Dr. Bennett well versed in progressive multicultural pedagogy and perspectives, but also he will suggest approaches that will inspire students to engage in meaningful linguistic and cross-cultural discussion that will elicit critical thinking and promote a transformative education.”

Tiffany Opong
English as a New Language (ENL) Support Staff
New York City Department of Education

 


“In the 21st century, the greatest economic advantage of the United States is the diversity of its workforce. The job of educators is to prepare students to compete in the modern job market. Therefore, it is critical that teachers are properly prepared to impart the strengths of cultural diversity to their pupils. Dr. Bennett’s approach analyzes the people, processes and programs of academic institutions, then develops unique professional development for teachers and staff.  In an age where educational institutions are spending a fortune on staff training and curricula, Justin provides a cost-effective, scalable service tailored to the needs of every client.”

Jacob Sugar
English as a New Language Coordinator
Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, NY

 


“I have known Dr. Justin Bennett for nearly 20 years. His passion for and commitment to issues of multiculturalism, multilingualism, social justice, and inclusion is remarkable. As a foreign language educator, I believe all K-12 educational institutions would benefit greatly from the principles, philosophies and ideologies espoused by Utopia Education. Dr. Bennett’s unique educational and practical instructional background has Utopia Education well positioned to offer valuable insight and instruction on a variety of creative and innovative strategies to enhance institutional culture and curriculum.”

Michele Scavdis
High School French Teacher

 


“I have known Dr. Justin Bennett for over 20 years, and he has always upheld the belief that everyone be treated with respect and dignity. It was no surprise to me when he created Utopia Education. He is passionate about teaching students to love and accept everyone, no matter their background. It’s his dream that the youth of today will be the adults of tomorrow who respect and embrace diversity.”

Melanie Ward Stearns
Reading Recovery/Reading Intervention Teacher, Grades 1-3
Glenn Marshall Elementary School

 


“Dr. Justin Bennett is a brilliant and innovative mind. He has a passion for life and an energy that drives him to the outstanding. His ideas on education are creative and flat-out Inspirational. Justin can engage on almost any level when it comes to discovering the pitfalls and the solutions that stare in the face of our educational systems. After 25 years as a psychologist, family therapist and results coach, I can’t count the times I encountered ineffective, regimented education paradigms that robbed promising and gifted children and teens their esteem and pathway to success. Utopia Education has an answer to this great need.”

Keith M. Waggoner, Ph.D.; D.Min.
Strategic Edge Coaching
Robbins Research International Incorporated

 


“Justin is an exceptional educator. He is not only a trained and tested professional, but he also excels in innovative pedagogy that exceeds the expectations of the normative epistemologies we’ve inherited. He takes it upon himself to continuously be a student of diversity education and, thus, crafts curricula that are both cutting edge and pragmatic. Justin is thoroughly committed to expanding his own knowledge base through forging collaborations with other experts in the field, an unusual yet necessary and invaluable approach to the revolution of modern education. It is a pleasure to work with him. I truly can’t recommend his consulting services highly enough.”

Cristina Sajovich,
M.A., Religious Studies
University of Colorado Boulder