Aiyeshia Wong is the co-founder and Executive Director for the CICS Global Leaders Initiative Micro-Lab. As a 2019 CICS Education Entrepreneur Fellow, she worked to reimagine classroom design and close the opportunity gap for underrepresented students in Chicago. In her roles as a teacher and leader, Aiyeshia has educated students, designed culturally inclusive curricula, coached teachers, and transformed school culture for the past nine years. She has also launched travel abroad programs across multiple Chicago schools serving students of color from under-resourced communities. Aiyeshia began her career in education as a high school reading teacher in Miami, Florida with Teacher for America.
Aiyeshia holds a master's degree in education from the University of Miami. When Aiyeshia isn't supporting classroom innovation at CICS, you will find her wobbling through a yoga class or spending time with her loving husband and lively daughter.