Y'Shanda Rivera

Y'Shanda Rivera




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Year Degree Institution
MEd, Education Loyola University Chicago
BA, Elementary Education Northeastern IL University

Selected Publications

Young, V., Barrett, R., Young-Rivera, Y., Lovejoy, K. (January, 2014). Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy. Teacher's College Press.

Selected Presentations

Y'Shanda Rivera (April, 2017). "So It's Just Gon Be Us Leaders?" From "At-Risk" to Leadership Via School Community Partnerships.  . San Antonio, TX.

Y'Shanda Rivera (April, 2015). Culturally (dis)Connected: African American Males, Sociocultural Interactions and School Success. A presentation of the findings of a research study that looked at how the educational experiences of African American males influenced their perception of school and success. Evanston, IL.

Research Interests

Improving educational experiences and outcomes for low SES, minority students via a cultural ecological framework, focusing on social designs that leverage school/community partnerships to positively influence discourse about highly vulnerable adolescents and their achievement and identity across multiple learning contexts; increasing cultural awareness and inclusivity across diverse learning contexts 


Employment History

2001 2005 Dean of Students, Chicago Public Schools
2001 2014 Educational Consultant, Reach One/Independent Consultant
2000 2001 Associate Principal, Chicago Public Schools

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