Mia Faulk is a distinguished and award-winning teacher who transforms and creates educational environments of inclusion and diversity. She brings twenty-five years of dynamic and reflective practices in coaching and encouraging young adults to find their voice through writing at the secondary and collegiate level. In addition to empowering students and staff, Mia’s forte is her outstanding ability to access and address the needs of all players when crafting out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
For the past seven years, Mia has developed and facilitated the delivery of an inclusionary, multi-grade-level curriculum employed by her district. As a Teacher-Librarian, she continues to pull the “hidden figures” of our collective past to influence, expand, and evolve the current pedagogical views of the Canon.
Mia received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University. She holds dual master’s degrees in the Art of Teaching and Library and Information Science from Grand Canyon University, and San Jose State University respectively. Mia is a founding member of the Oakland-based Motivational Writer’s Circle and a San Diego Area Writing Project Fellow for UCSD. When she isn’t writing or researching, she loves playing the violin in a community orchestra, traveling, and listening to her grandson explain Minecraft.