Rebeca Shackleford is the Director of Federal Government Relations at All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education). Ms. Shackleford has dedicated her career to educational equity and creating opportunities for young people, especially English Learners.
Her passion for elevating community voices in advocacy comes from her own experience as an Afro-Latina, daughter of an immigrant, and former English Learner.
Ms. Shackleford began her career as a teacher before becoming the founding Head of School of a Montessori school in Washington, D.C. She has also led policy, advocacy and evaluation work for a network of schools and at UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latinx civil rights organization. She also serves on several local nonprofit boards.