Equity

FITCHBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS INCLUSIVITY APPRAISAL

Fitchburg Public Schools Inclusivity Appraisal.pdf
Inclusivity Audit Presentation to the School Committee by Dr. Akuoma Nwadike of Inclusivity Education.
Dr. Nwadike is a scholar and researcher-practitioner dedicated to social justice in all spaces - especially in K-12 and postsecondary education - through increasing equity and access.
After completing two master’s degrees in education (and M.A. and an M.S.), she concluded her formal education with a Ph.D. in Learning, Leadership, and Educational Policy from the University of Connecticut (UCONN). She continues to actualize her researcher-to-practitioner analytical and instructional skills.
Dr. Nwadike uses research-based best practices and originally designed frameworks and evaluative models to advocate for, design, implement, and measure culturally and systemically relevant, responsive, and sustainable programming that centers the needs of Black and brown people, predominantly those from underserved communities. Her expertise in research, mixed methods data analysis, and program development and measurement inspired her to adapt one of the many validated theories she studied into a practical way of operationalizing equity work. She then integrated research and data analysis from multiple scholarly sources to design a way to holistically and progressively measure equity in any ecosystem. These designs culminated in the founding of Inclusivity Education, with the Inclusivity Education Model at the center.
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