Senior Program Officer
Dr. Soleil Boyd serves as Senior Program Officer for Washington STEM, supporting the organization’s Early STEM and King County strategies. She partners with key education and industry partners to support programming and policy intent on dismantling the institutional and systemic inequities that disproportionately impact families and students of color, those from low-income and rural backgrounds, and women. Prior to Washington STEM, Soleil was Director of Professional Development and Coaching at Cultivate Learning. She directed the Certificate in Practice-Based Coaching and teaches Early Childhood and Family Studies courses at the University of Washington, where she completed her doctoral degree in education. Boyd started her early childhood education career as a preschool teacher assistant before becoming a preschool lead teacher, program supervisor, early learning coach and product developer.
Since 2019, Washington STEM has heard from our partners that while much of their work engaging historically underserved students had been successful, access and opportunity to high-quality early learning experiences remained a serious issue. In this roundtable discussion, we call on you to support efforts to learn and reflect stories and data from families, providers, and communities about their needs and strengths, and to ensure that we collect and analyze data with communities.