Keara is our newest member of GEC. She was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles where she currently resides and teaches. She is a high school English teacher committed to social justice and giving back to her community. She believes in teaching a curriculum that centers students of color experiences and values students’ assets. She believes in seeing and teaching the whole child- a belief that allows teachers to see a student beyond academics. Keara received her BA in American Literature with a minor in Education Studies and her M.Ed. from UCLA.
She was recently accepted into UCLA’s Urban Schooling PhD program where she will research student policies that impact Black students’ outcomes. She decided to join GEC to further her life’s work of providing access, opportunity, and resources to brilliant Black minds.