Gariel Pierce is a doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Social Sciences and Education Policy. Her focus of research is on the school to prison pipeline with an emphasis on holistic principles and practices.
Driven by passion and experience, Gariel believes all students deserve an equitable education in a nurturing environment. Currently she is a joyful fourth grade teacher.
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Bernice Barnett
Anticipated Graduation: 2026
Ph.D., Education Policy, Organization & Leadership | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
M.Ed., Teaching & Learning | Francis Marion University
B.A., Elementary Education | Blackburn College