April Adeeyo has spent the majority of her career working to eradicate inequality in public schools. Starting her career as a Teach for America Corps Member, she taught middle grades science in Charlotte, NC where she developed a passion for serving high-risk populations of students. After earning her law degree and master's in public administration, she shifted into a new role as a special education attorney advocate with the Council for Children's Rights—a non-profit legal advocacy center that provides representation to indigent clients. After seeing a different perspective of public schools as an attorney, she began to realize how important it is to have better wages, working conditions, and resources for teachers within public schools. Consequently, she decided to study the intersection between education, law, and policy by earning an LLM from Emory University School of law. Currently, Ms. Adeeyo works as an attorney at the North Carolina Association of Educators, a union that seeks to empower teachers and public education throughout the state. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, and attending boxing classes.
Staff Attorney, North Carolina Association of Educators