SALT LAKE CITY — Angela Doan, who has experience as a classroom teacher, advocate and attorney, has been named senior adviser for education by Mayor Jackie Biskupski.
Doan, who taught at Salt Lake City School District's Edison Elementary under a Title I school improvement grant, herself is a product of Salt Lake schools.
“While I was teaching, I clearly saw gaps between laws and policies and what was actually happening in classrooms, and I could not be more excited to use my skills to support my community,” Doan said in a news release.
Doane previously worked for the U.S. Department of Civil Rights, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, and New England Innocence Project.
She earned a law degree and a master's degree in educational leadership from Boston College, and holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Utah.
Biskupski said she is thrilled to have "such a talented individual ready to get to work for Salt Lake City."Comment on this story
"Angela understands the opportunities and challenges of our shared goals: to keep Salt Lake City kids in school, expand their opportunities, and to close the school-to-prison-pipeline," she said in a statement.
Doan added: “While Salt Lake City schools are incredibly diverse, we know that the school-to-prison pipeline disproportionally affects marginalized groups and students who face abuse, poverty, learning disabilities and more.
“We need to address the real issues students are facing — at home or in the classroom — and empower them to succeed in their own way.”