Executive Officers 2023 - 2025
Stefan Feaster Eberhardt is a graduate of the Philadelphia Public School System. She has received an Associate Degree from Community College of Philadelphia, a Bachelor Degree from Temple University, and a Master Degree from Cheyney University.
She spent 37 years as educator. Her positions were grade teacher, mentor for new teachers, professional development leader, Small Learning Community Coordinator, Administrator for Summer Programs, PFT Building representative, Assistant principal, and principal.
She has held leadership in the following organizations:
Black Women’s Educational Alliance Philadelphia Chapter President
Black Women’s Educational Alliance National President
President of the Philadelphia Alliance for Black School Educators
Current Leadership positions:
President of Black Women’s Educational Alliance Philadelphia Chapter
President of the Schoolmen’s Club of Philadelphia
Treasurer of the Teamsters Local 502 Casa Retirees’ Chapter
Praise and Worship Leader for TOP Family Ministries of Philadelphia
Distinguished Principals’ Award
Schoolmen’s Club Service Award
Ruth Hayre Service Award
BWEA Service Award
Service Award from the Oasis of Praise Ministries
She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is currently retired, a wife, a mother, and a cherished grandmother.
Vice President/ Career Mobility
Stephanie has been an educator in the School District of Philadelphia for over 35 years. She has served in generally every capacity eventually retiring as a principal. During the last one and half years Stephanie worked in Central Office working in the Office of Leadership and Professional Development supporting Teacher Coaches, Consulting Teachers and First Year Principals.
In her role as principal Stephanie received the following awards:
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Award
Schoolmen’s Club of Philadelphia’s Dr. Jerome Revello & Hugo Cuillo Service to the Club Award
The Cred Dobson Achievement Award-Honorable Mention and Most Improved School Award
Stephanie has been a member of BWEA working on the Membership Committee and then Co-Chair of the Committee. Although retired, Stephanie continues to be a passionate educator looking to support any and all that are new to the field of education.
Christel King is currently a Doctorate student at Gwynedd Mercy University. Christel is also a graduate of Chestnut Hill College where she received a Master of Education with a concentration in Special
Education and a second Master's degree with a concentration in Education Administration/Principal certificate K-12. Christel has worked in the Public Education system for the past 14years. Christel has worked as a Special Education teacher and Special Education Compliance Monitor in her career as an Educator.
Prior to becoming an Educator, Christel worked in the Banking Industry for 15 years. Christel worked in Commercial Banking servicing large corporate clients across the United States. Christel also serves on the board of Northwood Credit Union under the Supervisory Committee. Christel is a licensed Cosmetologist and enjoys volunteering her time and talent when needed within the community.
Financial Secretary/ Hospitality
Lestonia has been an educator at the School District of Philadelphia for 30 years. She has served as a Comprehensive Day Care Teacher, Autistic Support Teacher, Emotional Support Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Resource Teacher, Coach for Elementary/Special Education Student Teachers from Temple and Saint Joseph Universities, Special Education Liaison, and Special Education Compliance Monitor. For the last year and half, Lestonia worked with The Pennsylvania Department of Education-Bureau of Special Education as a Mentor for Special Education Teachers.
Prior to coming to the School District, Lestonia worked as an Assistant Director at the ABC Learning Center, an Assistant Teacher at Green Tree School in the lower and middle schools, and an Assistant Manager at a major Fast Food Establishment.
Lestonia has been a member of BWEA for several years. She works on the Membership Committee. She works closely with June Blue on handling the t-shirts for the BWEA Inc. Although retired, she volunteers three days a week at the Red Cross House located 4000 Powelton Ave. She was recently awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2023.
Aisha Al-Muid has over 13 years of service inside of both charter and traditional public educational institutions. Her service as an Early Childhood Field Administrator for the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Early Childhood is her current role. Aisha began her career in education as a substitute teacher and has served in roles as a pre-kindergarten assistant teacher, elementary school teacher, financial literacy program coordinator and Director of Before, After, and Summercare programming. Aisha has also created innovative elementary school curriculum units for English Language Arts and Social Studies content with support from TIP (Teachers Institute of Philadelphia).TIP is an affiliate of the Yale National Initiative to strengthen teaching in the public schools and in partnership with University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. During her participation in TIP she served in a leadership role as a teacher mentor and advisor.
Aisha holds an Associates degree in Early Childcare from BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College), Bachelor's degree in English from Hunter College, Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln University. Pennsylvania certifications in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Administrative Principal K-12.
Franchessca Dyer, M.S.Ed, has been an educator in Philadelphia and the surrounding area for the past 17 years. She has been a member of the Black Women’s Educational Alliance, Philadelphia Chapter since 2018, and serves as one of the Parliamentarians and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee. She received her masters degree in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University and completed her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University.
She is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Educating is her passion, and eliminating disparities in education is her mission.
Immediate Past President
Michelle Linder-Coates currently serves as the Executive Director of Partnership Development and Support for the School District ofPhiladelphia’s Office of Early Childhood. In this role, Michelle is responsible for pre-k programming for more than 8,000 children in more than 100 community-based early learning centers in Philadelphia. Michelle has served on a number of councils, advisor boards and think tanks that were instrumental in shaping and elevating the importance of early childhood education in our city and state governments, and has been appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the PA Early Learning Council.
Michelle has been an educator in the School District of Philadelphia since 1996. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration with professional certifications in Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Elementary Principal, Superintendent’s Letter, and a post-graduate certificate in Early Education Leadership from Harvard University. Michelle has served as a mentor for new and veteran leaders, candidates for administrative certifications and as an advisor to professional colleagues in various industries.