Kelisa Wing has been an educator with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) for 12 years. She taught 8th-grade Language Arts and Reading to military-connected children at Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Georgia, has been an Elementary School Assistant Principal, and is now a Professional Development Specialist. Kelisa honorably served in the U.S. Army for six years and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. She is the author of Weeds & Seeds: How To Stay Positive in the Midst of Life’s Storms andPromises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline. She is a 2017 DoDEA State Teacher of the year, a 2016 Association of Supervision, Curriculum, and Development (ASCD) Emerging Leader, and the 2017 University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Edward Parnell Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Leading Educator Ambassadors for Equity (LEAE) with the Education Civil Rights Association (ECRA),a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY), and a member of ASCD. She speaks both nationally and internationally about discipline reform, equity, and student engagement.
Kelisa holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UMUC, a Master of Arts in Secondary Education, and an Educational Specialist degree with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, and she is currently enrolled at Walden University in the Doctor of Education program.