Trevor Ladner (he/him)Director of Education Programs

Trevor Ladner is the Director of Education Programs at One Institute.

Trevor is an educator and researcher committed to helping youth develop positive social identities and challenge injustice through engaging, rigorous curriculum and inclusive school supports. Before joining One Institute, Trevor taught social studies, most recently as the 12th Grade U.S. Government and Economics teacher at Brio College Prep in DTLA where he and his students organized the school’s first Pride Month performance showcase. He has also designed and taught courses in U.S. history, African American literature, and journalism. He earned his master’s degree through the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a credentialed teacher in Massachusetts and California.

Upon graduating from Harvard College, Trevor received the university’s top undergraduate research prize for his senior thesis in Sociology and African American Studies that explored racism in Mississippi high school social studies teaching. In the summer of 2019, he interned for Congressman John Lewis on Capitol Hill, assisting the late Congressman with speaking to students about the Civil Rights Movement and conducting research for bills. As a high school student, Trevor received national media attention for his LGBTQ activism and drag artistry in his conservative Mississippi community– as put by Queerty: “This Mississippi Teen Is A High Schooler By Day And A Drag Queen At Night”.

Trevor is proud to be Gen Z and a Mississippi Gulf Coast native. He occasionally performs today as Miss Annie Thang and is an avid watcher of The View. He lives in West Hollywood.