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Danitra Wansley

High Resolves
Program Director
Greater New Orleans Area
As a Black woman from rural Georgia and a first-generation college student, Danitra was driven to use her strengths to serve historically underserved communities. After directing a non-profit academic summer camp in Boston, Danitra joined Teach for America in Greater New Orleans. She taught 7th grade English Language Arts at KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School for the Creative Arts while serving as a part of Teach for America’s cohort for culturally responsive pedagogy, Teach4Liberation. She went on to serve as an Impact Manager with City Year New Orleans, where she managed and coached teams of school-based AmeriCorps members on interventions in attendance, course performance, and social-emotional learning. She is currently a Program Director at High Resolves, leading the organization's work across the US South. Danitra earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in History and Literature from Harvard University. She is also a recipient of Harvard College’s Jonathan M. Levin Prize for Teaching and Social Justice.

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