Edgewood’s School of Education has announced today that Dr. Gerardo Mancilla will join the faculty as the new Director of Education Administration.
Dr. Mancilla comes from the Madison Metropolitan School District where he was a Dual Language Immersion teacher at Cherokee Heights Middle School. Dr. Mancilla served on the AVID site team and the Restorative Justice program. He was also the advisor for the Audio & Video club and the Minecraft afterschool club. He has served the Cherokee community for many years.
Dr. Mancilla received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction on August 2015 and a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation focused on Latin@ youth counter-stories in a court diversion program using Critical Race Theory and Latino Critical Theory. Dr. Mancilla is interested in interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline and addressing the “leaky education pipeline” for Latino students.
Dr. Mancilla has also served the Madison community in many capacities. He’s currently the post-secondary chair for the Latino Education Council and has served on the Nuestro Mundo Incorporated and the Vera Court Neighborhood Center board of directors. Dr. Mancilla is part of the selection committee for the Sanchez Scholars high school program. Lastly, Dr. Mancilla recently joined the Latino Equity Collaborative to address inequities for Latinos in Madison.