The Equity Equation

LaQuanta Nelson

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LaQuanta Nelson presents: Getting to Educational Equity: An Anti-racist Roadmap to Systemic Change

Did you know there is a formula for helping students of poverty excel in your school? In this highly engaging session, will explore how cultivating a culture of equity can help propel students of poverty beyond their past. Through experiences, exposure, and expectations we can radically transform the quality of educational experiences and began to see accelerated student success. We will explore practical strategies that can immediately be utilized in any setting!

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LaQuanta Nelson

Dr. LaQuanta M. Nelson has served in education as a mentor, motivational speaker, consultant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district level New Teacher Academy coordinator over the last 18 years. She currently serves as the CEO of “The BOSS Educator” brand where she continues in empowering scholars and all educators on their journey to become Bold, Optimistic, Spontaneous, and Substantial. Nelson has found a true passion in working with turn-around school districts. She believes that through positive social and emotional relationships, everyone is capability of greatness and success. She focuses on strong teamwork amongst adults that will directly influence and reflect an increase in student achievements. Dr. Nelson's work is centered on equity and excellence for all. Dr. Nelson has presented and keynoted at conferences and events throughout the state, regional and national level. She has served on boards such as the Mississippi Department of Education Principals’ Advisory Group, MDE Middle School Task Force, Mississippi Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, and Executive Director of the Mississippi Association of Middle Level Education. She also serves on the Pascagoula River Audubon Center Advisory Committee. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College. She earned a Masters of Education degree in Elementary Education an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration. In 2012, Dr. Nelson obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in the area of Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Administration.