Angela Cleveland

Angela Cleveland

University of Colorado Boulder
Program Director, NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C)
Background 

Angela Cleveland is an advocate of equity and access to computer science education and career opportunities. Angela consults for Counselors for Computing (C4C), an NCWIT program; "SciGirls," a PBS television show; and, Accepted to School, a higher education portal.

With 15 years of experience as a professional school counselor, Angela has enjoyed working with a diverse population of students. She is a Google Certified Educator, as well as an executive board member and webmaster for the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA).

In 2015, Angela co-founded ReigningIt, a non-profit dedicated to creating a STEM dialogue inclusive of every woman. The story-sharing platform has featured hundreds of inspiring women and K-12 influencers, and the group has provided a community of encouragement to support pathways to computer science.

Angela is a technology contributor to national publications, such as Edutopia, CSTA Voice, and ASCA’s School Counselor magazine. She presents at conferences around the country to encourage the infusion of emerging careers in computer science into the school counseling profession. Also, Angela is an adjunct professor at Caldwell University, teaching a Career Counseling course of a master's program.

Angela’s advocacy has earned her professional recognition. Most recently, she was named the “2017 NJ State School Counselor of the Year” and was featured in the popular Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls blog.

Angela has an MSEd in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University, and an MEd in Instruction from the College of New Jersey. She earned her teaching credentials and BA from William Paterson University.

In her free time, Angela enjoys writing. Not only has she published more than 15 articles for local and national publications, she is also the author of several therapeutic children’s books.