Angela Mercadante is a Director of Program Impact at Academic Approach. Angela works closely with school administration and teachers to help increase student performance and achievement. Throughout her time at Academic Approach, she has had the privilege of both leading professional development sessions and teaching ACT Prep courses throughout the Midwest.
Angela earned her degree in psychology from the University of Dayton in Ohio. After graduating, she joined Teach for America, where she worked as a Pre-K teacher for two years in the Englewood community of Chicago. Since completing her commitment for Teach for America, she has taught in two different high-performing high school charter networks, helping her students to achieve the most growth in a network of over 20 high schools.
Why did you decide to work in the education industry?
“I believe that education is the single best way to promote equality throughout our country, but unfortunately the quality of that education depends on where students live, their family’s income, and the color of their skin. I work in education because I want to live in a world where everyone has access to the same opportunities, and I believe that by providing every student with an excellent education we can ensure that happens.” -Angela Mercadante