September 2023


Profile picture of Dr. Mildred BovedaMildred Boveda, PhD.

Dr. Mildred Boveda comes to us from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, where she was an assistant professor of special education and cultural and linguistic diversity at. She earned her Ed.D. in exceptional student education from Florida International University, and her Ed.M. in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

In her scholarship, she uses the terms “intersectional competence” and “intersectional consciousness” to refer to educators’ understanding of diversity and how students, families, and colleagues have multiple sociocultural markers that intersect in complex and nuanced ways. She designed the Intersectional Competence Measure to assess teachers’ preparedness for an increasingly diverse student population.

Her research interests are special education, teacher education, intersectionality, Black feminist epistemology, and urban education. Her research focuses on establishing the theoretical and empirical evidence of the validity of the intersectional competence construct. Drawing from Black feminist theory and collaborative teacher education research, she interrogates how differences are framed across education communities to influence education policy and practice.

Dr. Boveda started her career as a special education teacher in Miami Dade County Public Schools. She engages in various professional activities that allow her to examine the research, practice, and policies involved with educating students with diverse needs. She is a past president of the Division for Diverse and Exceptional Learners of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and past chair of the Diversity Caucus for the Teacher Education Division of CEC.

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Most Recent Meetings

December 2023

Interior slide from December's keynote presentation "Developing a Strong Teacher Workforce to Achieve Positive Learning Outcomes for all Students."
Learn more about our December presenter, Dr. DaShaunda Patterson and her presentation “Developing a Strong Teacher Workforce to Achieve Positive Learning Outcomes for all Students.”

June 2023

Andy Hargreaves introductory slide for his June 2023 presentation to the Deans Compact
Learn about June’s keynote speaker, Dr. Andy Hargreaves and his presentation “Collaborative Professionalism Across the P20 Continuum.”

March 2023

Cover slide to the presentation Schools of Opportunity: 10 Research-Based Models of Equity in Action presented to the Deans Compact at the March 2023 meeting
Meet our March presenter’s, including Dr. Kevin G. Welner, and their presentation “Schools of Opportunity: 10 Research-Based Models of Equity in Action.”