Arizona Alliance of Black
Darnika Riley has over 15 year of experience IT field and holds a B.S. in Information Systems and a M.S. in Information Management. Currently she works for Intel Corporation as a Product Line Manager in the IOTG (Internet-of-Things Group). In this role, Darnika is responsible for the end to end deployment of new IOTG products utilizing Intel’s Core processor product lines such as Atom, Xeon and Quark.
Darnika is also very active in the local community and is passionate about helping to increase the pipeline of students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. She is a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers and an avid traveler.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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Phoenix, AZ 85048
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.