Marcela Parra, Ph.D.

Dr. Parra is a bilingual technical assistance and professional development consultant with a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University. She is the former assistant director of the West Regional Equity Network EAC Region IX. She has 27 years of experience in public education that includes teaching in elementary, middle school, and university levels, managing educational programs, and curriculum development. She has wide-ranging experience working with diverse communities including English Learners, Latinx, African American, Native American, non-traditional immigrants, and refugees. Dr. Parra’s professional experience in educational equity includes 17 states, three US territories the US/Mexico border lands and 6 tribal nations. Her expertise includes English Language acquisition, equity, educational policy, and Tribal education.