Iwinosa Idahor

SELI 2018 Fellow

Iwinosa Idahor is a native of High Point, NC and attended Guilford County Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education (ELA/Social Studies) and her Masters of Education in Counselor Education (School Counseling focus) from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (with a focus in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis). She taught seventh and eighth grade Social Studies and seventh grade Language Arts for six years, and also assumed several leadership roles during her time as a classroom educator. She has worked in higher education as a co-Instructor and in student engagement & services. She wants to impact the field of education and the lives of students through her work in designing, implementing and evaluating school discipline, school climate, and diversity initiatives (and resources) for underserved populations, schools, and communities. In her spare time, she enjoys being involved in the community, teaching, working with youth, dancing, attending performing arts festivals and events, and developing new hobbies and talents.

Iwinosa is placed this summer with UnifiEd in Chattanooga, Tennessee working to amplify community voice and providing tools to community advocates supporting a narrative of positive change within the public school system. Iwinosa is working alongside UnifiEd staff members to develop and maintain a variety of longstanding initiatives and resources that will help to keep community members engaged in equity work. She is also serving as a mentor to high school students who want to be involved in community organizing and issues regarding equity.

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