Dessie Bowling, Champion of Equity

From the March/April 2021 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12

Dr. Dessie Bowling, Associate Director of the KentuckyValley Educational Cooperative, believes all kids and educators deserve access to resources and opportunities to engage in learning experiences that cause them to be passionate about taking ownership for their future story.

“The quality of life for any person and for any community should never be dictated by their zip code. That belief inspires and motivates me to continue my work as an educator.” — Dessie Bowling

An outspoken champion for all learners and a fierce believer in providing access and opportunity for marginalized children and families, Dessie has worked tirelessly to focus effort on sustainable innovation for diverse career readiness opportunities. She has helped to lead multiple national initiatives that focus on the social-emotional well being of poverty-level children and families. Her drive and her commitment serve as an exemplar to educators across the country.

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