Dr. Sky Marietta on Rural Education in America

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Event description: 

Join us for a conversation about rural education with Yale alumna Sky Marietta and Yale Education Studies student Janice Dean. Dr. Marietta is an Assistant Professor at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky and co-author of Rural Education in America: What Works for Our Students, Teachers, and Communities (2020).

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Sky Marietta is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Cumberlands and Director of the Learning Commons, a peer-based program to support the academic achievement of vulnerable college students. She also is the owner of Moonbow, a group of three small businesses that support Appalachian artists and suppliers on Main Street in Corbin, Harlan, and Williamsburg. Sky grew up in Appalachian Kentucky, the fifth of her parents’ 7 children. She went to college at Yale, became a teacher on the Navajo Nation, and then went to receive her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Her academic work focuses on education and equity for rural students.

Janice Dean is a Yale junior Education Studies Scholar and Psychology major from Harlan, Kentucky. She is active in the Yale Precision Marching Band, the CANDLab, and the Computational Social Cognition Lab with an interest in research on the impacts of stress on development, early childhood and rural education.