Chela Delgado

Chela Delgado is an educator from Oakland, California who has been teaching high school for almost ten years, and likes to use critical theory, discussion and skits in her classroom. As a biracial student who witnessed plenty of racial inequity coming up in Oakland, Chela became particularly interested in issues of schooling and racial justice. Chela was politically schooled by her work with the national collective of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, Teachers 4 Social Justice, and June Jordan School for Equity, where she taught from 2009-2014. Her graduate research concerns different conceptual frameworks of the achievement gap/opportunity gap/educational debt, and she earned her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2013. Currently, Chela teaches high school students in East Oakland where she lives with her partner Molly and two kids, Xavier and Zora.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

The Need for a Racial Justice Intervention in Education Reform

This panel of teachers, advocates and education experts will examine the history of the achievement gap. In particular the workshop will cover how it's been used as a justification for privatized school reform efforts and wedging big divisions between communities of color and traditionally liberal education advocates (eg unions, teachers, etc.).

Speakers: Chela Delgado, Judith Browne Dianis, Hany Khalil, Julianne Hing