Heidi Oliver-O’Gilvie

Guest Blogger

Director of Leadership Development

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Dr. Heidi Oliver-O’Gilvie is the Director of Leadership Development at Anne Arundel County Public Schools. A lifelong literacy enthusiast, Dr. Oliver-O’Gilvie is also a consultant and expert on leadership for diversity and equity. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Virginia State University, a master’s degree in education, supervision and instruction from Howard University and a doctorate in teacher education from the University of Maryland College Park.

Dr. Oliver-O’Gilvie lives in Upper Marlboro, MD with her husband, two children and pet turtle. She is active on social media and regularly engages in social justice activism and educator support campaigns.


Posted May 8, 2020

5 Ways School Leaders Can Begin to Better Equip Themselves to Deal With the Challenge We’re Facing

One of my mentors begins each interrogative problem-solving conversation with the same question, “Who knew what, when, and what did…

By Heidi Oliver-O’Gilvie

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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