CAWS Spring Seminar March 2, 2020

Colin Pierce is a nationally recognized educator and education activist whose work has been featured on HBO, NPR, and PBS. He has spent his career advocating for equity in advanced learning on a local, state, and national level. He currently serves as the Secondary School Program Manager for the City of Seattle's Department of Education and Early Learning where he supports schools across the city as the implement transformational change in closing opportunity gaps. Prior to this he was an educator of middle and high school students for 12 years. He most recently served as the IB Diploma Program Coordinator and a teacher at Rainier Beach High School for 8 years, during which time the school implemented a nationally-recognized "IB for All" approach, and achieved remarkable outcomes for students. He is also part of the IB Educators Network, serving as a school-based consultant and workshop leader nationally. Colin was a Lead Consultant for IB’s Equity and Excellence initiative, developing tools and workshops for other IB schools across the US to increase access to the program for low-income and minority students.  In addition he is a member of  the board of directors for the Association of Washington Generals, a statewide service recognition organization, serves on the Advisory Board for Seattle Education Association’s Center for Racial Equity, and served on Seattle's Advanced Learning Taskforce, working to reform the district's segregated Advanced Learning programs.