Angélica Montoya-Ávila

March 22nd, 2021 | by SRC

“I am committed to addressing educational equity through research and practice. That’s why I joined SRC, an organization dedicated to promoting equity and social justice in early childhood.” 

Angélica is a problem solver; she identifies problems and finds effective solutions. She helps the SRC team and partners analyze issues, generate asset-based interventions, and evaluate program effectiveness.

Angélica has methodological expertise in designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative research, including case study, ethnography, and storytelling. She is an expert in classroom observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and qualitative analysis software. She also has experience in mixed-methods research and survey research. She is a specialist in school, family, and community partnerships and language and literacy development. She is proficient in Spanish and English. At SRC, Angélica provides expertise and guidance on equity-centered qualitative research and stakeholder engagement.

Angélica began her career as an English teacher in Bogotá, Colombia. She later served as a Spanish teacher, literacy tutor, adjunct instructor, and program manager in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Before joining SRC, Angélica was a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Psychology of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Multilingual Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP.) Angélica earned a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership from University of Maryland, College Park. She obtained both an M.A. in Linguistics and a B.A. in English from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.