Advocate for student equity and access to technology, both in terms of content and the design-thinking process that informs intentional and inclusive integration practices.
Angela Cleveland is an international thought leader, writer, and speaker who is passionate about ensuring that people of all ages, genders, races, economic backgrounds, abilities, and sexual orientation have access to computer science education and career opportunities to enable them to achieve their full potential. As the Program Director for NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C), she empowers school counselors with the knowledge and resources to help students make informed choices about technology as a path to economic success and the means of contributing to exciting developments in the 21st century.
NCWIT C4C provides counselors with professional development, information, and resources to give all students access to transformative computing careers. To date, more than 10,000 school counselors have taken advantage of its professional development offerings, which range from one-hour webinars, to one-day workshops, to two five-day institutes that include advanced leadership development.
With an average caseload of 450 students, these participants are expected to reach more than 4.5 million students to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing and an understanding of computer science as a potential career for everyone.
A native of New Jersey, Angela offers a lifetime of experience crafting approaches that integrate technology to advance STEM education, promote access and inclusivity, and produce effective programs and communities that can be scaled exponentially. In addition to her work for C4C, she is Technology Chair for the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA).
Among her other contributions, Angela has written multiple books including “50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors: How to Be More Engaging, Efficient, and Effective” and the delightful “Coding Capers: Luci and the Missing Robot,” which teaches children the value of technology skills in everyday life as well as coding concepts and terminology.
Angela is sought as a speaker by school counseling associations and regional associations throughout the US and internationally, and her journal articles have been published by such national publications as Edutopia, CSTA Voice, and ASCA’s School Counselor magazine. She was named New Jersey’s 2017 School Counselor of the Year, among other honors, and has been featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Blog.
Angela’s credentials as a counselor and educator are supported by an MSEd in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University, an MEd in Instruction from The College of New Jersey, and a BA in English from William Paterson University. She has multiple counseling certifications and is a Google Certified Educator.