Episode 62: Micaela DeSimone

Not Just Teachers

hosted by: Jessica Pfeiffer & Steve Graner

About our guest:

Today we connect with Micaela DeSimone, who works in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Boston University. Micaela shares with us her experience as an educator and the impact burnout had on her. Her story is powerful, shedding light on the experience of so many in education. Micaela highlights steps needed to begin repairing the relationship between our educational system and our educators. Micaela (she/her) is from Queens, New York, where she spent the past seven years teaching middle school. During her tenure as a teacher, she also participated in and helped facilitate DE&I focused initiatives, while pursuing her Ed.D from Johns Hopkins University in Urban Leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Micaela was also featured on PBS’ “Brief but Spectacular” wherein she discussed issues that she faced as a teacher, as well as elaborated on her reasons to leave the field.