I have witnessed educational inequity in own my schooling and I have experienced the damage of a compromised education first hand. It is my duty and responsibility to disrupt this harmful system for our most vulnerable students to provide them quality educational options that will help them to thrive.
In her role at RISE INDY, Haley directs RISE INDY's research and policy efforts. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Haley completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education and then taught in her home state. She was then accepted into the Teach For America program which placed her in Indianapolis. While completing her corp years, Haley taught in two Indianapolis Public Schools teaching second grade. During her time in the classroom, Haley also engaged in many policy efforts with Teach Plus, Leadership for Educational Equity, and the Urban Leaders Fellowship. Her most notable initiatives focused on recruiting and retaining teachers of color within Indiana and comprehensive teacher talent pipeline programs for the Indianapolis Public Schools district. Her work on a published policy brief with Teach Plus was recognized by the American Education Research Association in 2019. Haley also served two years in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Offie of Education Innovation first as a Policy Analyst and then as an Academic Performance Analyst helping to compile and analyze formative, summative, and state audited data for over 40 Mayor-Sponsored Charter Schools across Indianapolis. Haley is currently an MPA Candidate at IUPUI in the O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a specialization in Public Management.