Regina Giraldo-García is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow supporting the Cleveland Alliance for School Climate Research and the Cleveland Alliance for Education Research. She works with the Research and Evaluation (R&E) and Humanware departments at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) while pursuing research through Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Center for Urban Education.
She earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education from CSU, as well as a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (CSU), and a B.A in Music Education from Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales (Venezuela). Her experience includes being a K-12 music educator, and a professor of music at Simón Bolívar Conservatory, in Caracas, Venezuela. She also worked as an educational researcher and adjunct instructor in higher education at CSU. She serves as a reviewer for multiple refereed journals such as the Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research (JULTR), a special interest group of the American Education Research Association (AERA); the Journal of Latinos and Education, and for Youth and Society.
Her research examines factors that influence the academic achievement of minority students in urban contexts, socioeconomic and class-based systems, and social justice in education.