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172. Advocating for Equality & Inclusion Through Legislation with Carla Neely

Carla Neely is currently a fifth and sixth grade science and computer science teacher at Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Cleveland, OH. Carla has been a teacher for twenty-three years in urban classrooms. She is certified and has experience teaching all subjects, with specialization in science and math. She has a passion for urban education. Carla has spent the past few months in Washington, DC as a member of the 2022-23 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows Cohort. She is passionate about making opportunities equitable for underrepresented and marginalized students. In this conversation, she talks about the struggles that marginalized students face when it comes to opportunities in STEM fields and how she’s working — through legislation — to change things for the better.

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We unbox:

  • The importance of advocacy and exercising your voice

  • Affecting change beyond the classroom

  • How legislation can bring about equity


  • Connect with Carla on LinkedIn:

  • EINSTEIN Carla Neely | U.S. DOE Office of Science(SC)

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