Karla E. Vigil
Karla Vigil, Board Chair, is an Essential Personalized Learning Senior Associate at the Center for Collaborative Education in MA. Prior to joining CCE, she was an Education Strategies Specialist with Highlander Institute where she supported the implementation of culturally responsive teaching with blended and personalized learning initiatives in classrooms across Rhode Island. She also served as a 4th-grade classroom teacher dedicated to broadening students’ perspectives through multicultural and social justice education. Ms. Vigil is the Co-founder of EduLeaders of Color RI whose mission is to “cultivate spaces for leaders of color invested in social justice to challenge inequities in education, strengthen local organizations led by people of color, and foster community partnerships. EduLeaders of Color R.I. is focused on education, but works at the intersection of all fields to unite, support and empower people of color.” She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a focus on social justice and multicultural education from Roger Williams University through the Gordon Teacher Residency Program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island.