Angela Cleveland is a professional school counselor/anti-bullying specialist and a Google Certified Educator who champions the infusion of technology into pedagogy. She advocates for equal access to STEM, emphasizing the critical need to empower and support girls and minorities to access CS opportunities. Angela consults with Counselors for Computing/NCWIT, is a member of White House initiative United State of Women, and is an Executive Board Member/Webmaster of the New Jersey School Counselor Association.
Angela is a technology contributor to national publications, such as Edutopia. She presents on a national level about the importance of encouraging educators and young people to see the value of computer science as it relates to every content area and career. Angela’s advocacy and dedication or has earned her several recognitions, most recently the “2016 Somerset County School Counselor of the Year” award.
Angela grew up in New Jersey and attended William Paterson University, where she earned degrees in English and Education as well as an Honors in Humanities. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning an M.S.Ed. in Psychological Services. Angela began her career as school counselor in 2001, and she remained driven to learn more about the field of education and leadership. She went on to earn an M.Ed. in Instruction from The College of New Jersey and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University. She earned several educational certifications, including Google Certified Educator, Director of School Counseling Services, School Supervisor.
Angela is honored to be co-founder of ReigningIt. She is extremely passionate about providing a platform for women to share their experiences in CS and advocate for closing the gender gap in STEM.