Olivia Corya

Guest Blogger

Teacher, KIPP Indy College Prep

Indianapolis, Indiana

Olivia Corya is a Teach Plus Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellow. Olivia teaches 6th grade humanities at KIPP Indy College Prep, where she also directs the development and implementation of a peer mediation program.

Olivia serves as a member of her school’s leading for equity team, co-planning staff development sessions focusing on how race impacts their work as educators. She previously taught all 6th grade subjects at St. Anthony Catholic School.

Olivia served as a 2017 Emerging Leaders Fellow at KIPP. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Journalism, International Studies and Spanish and received her Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Elementary Education from Marian University.

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Posted Oct. 20, 2017

My Undocumented Students Have Invested in Our Country. We Should Invest in Them.

At the end of my first year of teaching, Maria, one of my sixth-graders, wrote this to me: Before you,…

By Olivia Corya

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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