Ashley McCall

DPL 2021 Keynotes Oct 05, 2020

Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the south west side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences (e.g. Todos Cuentan, Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte) Ashley works part time with The Academy Group and serves as a Learning Designer of the Justice curriculum. In addition to her classroom work, Ashley partners with teachers, families, and community leaders as a community organizer to address systemic education inequities and advance policies that improve her students’ classroom experience and the experiences of students across the state. Ashley was a lead author of the policy brief “From Zero to SB100: Teachers’ Views on Implementation of School Discipline Reform”, published March 2018. She now sits on the Teach Plus board and supports the organization’s strides toward fulfilling its mission to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Ashley graduated from Amherst College in 2012 with a BA in Political Science and Spanish and received her MAT from Dominican University.

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