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Shivohn N. Garcia, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Young Adult Initiatives

Shivohn Garcia is the Senior Director of Young Adult Initiatives at NCLD. Shivohn leads the team’s efforts to develop and implement programs that prepare young adults for the transition from high school to college and/or career.

As a seasoned educator, she has advised, mentored and taught a generation of diverse students in public secondary school and college settings through academic and co-curricular educational programs. Prior to joining NCLD, Shivohn served as Director of Innovation and Program Design with Big Brothers Big Sisters national office where she designed and managed innovative pilot programs to enable BBBS agencies to better serve youth with high academic risk, including students with learning differences and disabilities.

Shivohn earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2001 and an M.A.T in English at Brown University in 2002. She earned her doctorate in the American Studies program at Purdue University in 2014.

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Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 1 week ago

For the past year, we have been exploring how self-advocacy skills and self-determination play a role in personalized learning.  Self-advocacy skills allow students to advocate and communicate their rights and needs. Having self-advocacy skills is one thing that can lead to self-determination: an individual being empowered to actively make choices about their education and their … Continue reading Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

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