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 Sep. 17, 2018

My Parents Didn’t Make It Past the Third Grade. I’m Working to Change That for Families in San Antonio.

My personal story begins with my family. I was born the youngest of seven children to a migrant farming family. My parents’ education did not…

By Arnold Hernandez

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Posted Sep. 17, 2018

There Are Charter Schools Run By the Community and For the Community

Three decades since the passage of the first charter school law, this movement of extreme promise has fallen out of favor with many of its…

By Steven Zimmerman

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Posted Sep. 18, 2018

Donors Choose, Except When They Can’t

DonorsChoose.org, an organization that allows teachers to request classroom supplies and experiences for their students, is guilty of discriminating against parochial and private schools. At…

By Erika Sanzi

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