Kenyona Walker, PhD
Kenyona Walker is a Senior Project Manager at the Center on Education and Training for Employment. Her passion for education and equity, led her to earn her PhD in Educational Studies, with a focus on School Psychology from The Ohio State University.
She also serves as a co-leader of CETE’s Steering Team for the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Movement. REDI is designed to increase members of the CETE community’s knowledge and skills relevant to the posture and practice of cultural humility, identify and establish anti-racist norms, practices, and policies at CETE, and contribute to the dismantling of institutional racism within CETE’s spheres of influence.
As an agile evaluator and researcher, Dr. Walker enjoys focusing her efforts on educational equity and access, with a keen focus on the educational experiences of Black females, in addition to the role of parents, educators and the community in education. She was invited to serve as a panelist at the American Educational Research Association Conference on the topic of Translational Research: A Mechanism for Promoting Researcher and Stakeholder Collaboration and the Public Good.
Rounding out her exposure, Dr. Walker completed her School Psychology internship in schools in the Columbus area with urban students where she worked collaboratively with educators and parents to identify and address a multitude of educational issues related to the evaluation of students regarding Special Education.