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 June 29, 2020

If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids

The latest episodes of police murdering Black people have my chest burning like a building set ablaze. My heart is hot, my stomach churns. My…

By Nahliah Webber

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Posted June 23, 2020

Gianna Was Right, Her Daddy Changed the World

Four weeks ago, a Black man was lynched. In 2020. I remind myself of that fact each day so that I do not forget what…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted July 1, 2020

Let’s Give Co-Teachers the Tools They Need to Make Classrooms More Equitable This Fall

Across the country, educators are mourning the loss of an unfinished year and wondering what student learning will look like in the fall. And yes,…

By Anne Eidelman

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