Dr. Angelique Drakeford
Dr. Angelique Drakeford, a Pittsburgh native, attended Woodland Hills School District. Education has always been a priority in her life.
While studying social work at Slippery Rock University and Education at Carlow University & Doctoral Studies in Education Leadership at Point Park University, Angelique witnessed first-hand the paradoxes of institutional resources, lack of equity for people of color, and the need for educators to serve as instrumental tools to further students’ development.
During her tenure as a classroom teacher, Angelique’s students consistently performed higher academically than their peers within the school, as well as in the Pittsburgh Public School District. She continues to serve as an active member in closing the educational achievement gap. Angelique strives to dismantle the notion that Black children cannot learn.
She is an integral educator in the field, proving that Black children can learn and perform as well as their White counterparts. In May 2017, Angelique Drakeford was appointed the third Principal & Chief Academic Officer of the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh. She continues to mentor youth and novice teachers to ensure the work of educating Black students continues.