Shaquille Dunbar

Director, Course Development & Impact

Shaquille is a first-generation Jamaican American and a native New Yorker who graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He joined Teach For America as a 2015 Greater New Orleans corps member, teaching Mathematics at a Title I high school for four years. As a teacher, he developed a desire to understand the structures that shape the disparities his students faced, leading him to study Education Policy & Leadership at American University’s School of Education. Shaquille has worked as a consultant for the Opportunity Institute in Washington, D.C., and was selected as an Urban Leaders Fellow in 2019. In addition, he completed the Leadership for Education Equity Public Policy Fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2020, focusing on issues related to the digital divide for K-12 students, trauma-informed care, and forming community networks. Currently, Shaquille is a Director of Course Development & Impact at the National Education Equity Lab, where he delivers College-in-High School courses to high school students nationwide. Shaquille’s long-term goal is to use his education, public policy, and relationship-building background to create a pathway to success for underserved youth and communities across the nation.