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 July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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