SHALEKA COVINGTON is a consultant with Public Impact, focused primarily on leading Opportunity Culture design and implementation support teams in schools. Before joining Public Impact, Ms. Covington was an instructional specialist at a public charter in North Carolina, where she designed curriculum and coached teachers to use the best instructional practices and pedagogy. She previously served as a Teach For America corps member on a summer institute management team, which provides leadership development and teacher training for new corps members and summer programming for students in partner school districts. Ms. Covington holds an M.A.T. in elementary education and curriculum from East Carolina University and a B.A. in business administration and history from Salem College.
Why I Do This Work: “I do this work because I deeply believe that children deserve access to excellent teaching regardless of their ZIP code or demographics. I love that I get to be part of the collaborative effort to ensure this is happening for all students.”