Ms. Cobie Archie

Intersectionality of Race and Ability: Academic and Behavioral Strategies that Restore Agency


Presenter: Daniele Archy-Cobie, ME.D.

Description: This solutions-based workshop provides practical and scientifically researched methods for restorative practices with African American Students with Special Needs.

Restorative practices are founded on the beliefs that challenges can be resolved through the natural processes of relationship building and conflict resolution (Reimer, 2011). Restorative practices are effective in decreasing offensive behaviors and improving achievement with traditionally underserved and marginalized populations (Ryan & Ruddy, 2015).


Participants will be able to discuss the Intersectionality of Race and Ability, as well as, have practical and sustainable strategies that are effective in both short-term and long-term situations.

Daniele Archy-Cobie

Bio: Danielle Corbie-Archey has been serving in public-school education for over 20 years. She began as a special education and an ESL teacher. Her main concern has always been with special populations and the development of curriculum and individualized education plans to assist with closing the achievement gap. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communication at the University of Texas in Arlington. She earned her Masters of Education with an emphasis in special-education at University of Southern Mississippi. She successfully completed her principal certification exam in 2013 and holds two Texas lifetime teaching certifications in Special-Education K-12, and English as a Second Language. She also holds an Educational Diagnostician certification. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in education at Texas Southern University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in culturally responsive pedagogy. In her doctoral cohort, Danielle has the distinction of being awarded the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Fellowship

Ms. Archey has more than 20 years in special education field work ranging from instructional support to evaluating and diagnosing cognitive disabilities. She has presented educational lectures, workshops and professional developments for students, parents, educators, and community stakeholders on the importance of curriculum equity for all students.