University of Illinois Extension

Durriyyah Bryant
Extension Educator, Community Health
Cook County Unit
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805

Dr. Durriyyah Bryant provides leadership in social and emotional learning in Cook County; investing in school staff, parents, students, community leaders and organizations.

Bryant graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science focusing on Community Relations and a Master of Science degree in Family and Child Ecology. She also earned a Doctorate in Higher Education & Organizational Change from Benedictine University.

Bryant joined the University of Illinois staff in 2006 as a Youth Development Educator providing educational programs throughout the northeast region of Illinois. She served as Chairperson of the statewide Social and Emotional Learning and Healthy Relationships committees. She is presently a member of the STEM Team focusing on the integration of social and emotional learning and overall academic success at the K-12 level.

She has been recognized for her contributions to Social and Emotional Learning in Illinois and has received the Outstanding Innovative Programming (Team Award) for SEL.

Bryant is also a certified facilitator for the Real Colors® Temperament Style Instrument and the EQi 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence).

Her professional affiliations include: School Policy & Standards Committee of the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership, Heartland Alliance Teen Poverty & Youth Development Project Advisory Group, Metropolitan Board of Young Professionals, National Association for Self-Esteem, Austin Coming Together, Austin Early Childhood Collaborative, Pillars Health Services Advisory Committee, and the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention. Additionally, she serves as an educational contributor and consultant for The Bridge Teen Center.

Program Offerings

  • Intelligence Matters:  Social and Emotional Perspectives
  • Maximizing Academic Growth with SEL
  • 5 Keys to Integrating SEL in Academics
  • Bully-Proofing Your Classroom
  • Diversity and Inclusion:  Learning Across Difference
  • Race, Culture, and SEL: Exploring the Art of Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Team-Building with Real Colors:  Understanding Staff Dynamics
  • Real Teaching with Real Colors
  • Real Parenting with Real Colors

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