Founder of EdQuity

Meet Kelly Cooney

Kelly-Ann Cooney (she/her) is a dynamic, culturally responsive educator who leads with equity at the forefront to improve systems. She uses data and research-based best practices to build teacher capacity while working with administration to transform systems. To accomplish this, she cultivates a culture of high expectations and high support for all. As an educator overseas and in gateway communities, she has been able to combine her passion for teaching and social justice with her dedication to students and teachers.
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20 + Years’ Experience

Culturally & Linguistically Sustaining Instructional Leader

Kelly Cooney’s experience spans over two decades of problem solving to improve outcomes for historically underserved students and multilingual learners. She is also able to use her deep understanding of language and linguistics to improve reading, writing, and disciplinary literacy across all content areas. After teaching overseas and in the Boston Public Schools, Kelly joined administration teams as English Learner Director to advocate for change and give voice to multilingual students, families and teachers. 

Kelly was an instructor of the Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement course, which was part of the MA DESE RETELL initiative. Kelly has been an adjunct professor at several Boston area universities. Kelly received her undergraduate degree in French and Journalism at the University of Rhode Island, a Masters from the University of Oregon in Romance Languages, and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction at Boston College. She holds several teaching and administrative licenses. Kelly founded EdQuity to help districts strengthen literacy development for all students and improve educational outcomes for multilingual learners in particular. Kelly has been immersed in understanding how to position teachers as action researchers in implementing research-based strategies into pedagogy.

Kelly is also a consultant for iCivics, the English Learner Success Forum and Understood.org.

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What We Offer

EdQuity offers both in-person and virtual PD sessions. We also can customize a plan based on district needs. Contact us so we can help you meet district goals.