Socorro Shiels

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Socorro Shiels
University of California, Davis

Socorro Shiels proudly serves as the inaugural diversity, inclusion, and equal employment officer for the City of Santa Rosa, where she guides the system-level equity centering of practice and policy for the entire community while explicitly addressing the needs of the most marginalized to ensure all can thrive. Ms. Shiels has led California school districts amid the trauma of COVID-19, rampant wildfires, and unrelenting racial violence as an expert in organizational, justice-centered continuous improvement, coalition building, and community strengthening. A founding team member of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), she is also currently completing her doctorate in organizational development and policy at UC Davis, concentrating on social justice and equity issues. 

Publications by Socorro Shiels
The Path Towards Reimagining and Rebuilding Schools
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all students; however, its impact has been particularly devastating for students of color, students from low-income families, English learners, and other marginalized children and youth. As transmission rates…