Mikel Brand Oliver

Mikel Brand Oliver

Mikel Oliver is the managing director of The Boys Institute at Stanton Elementary School in Southeast, Washington, D.C.

Brief Biography

Mikel Brand Oliver is an instructional engineer and lover of words who uses radical candor to challenge mindsets and reimagine education for boys of color in Southeast, Washington D.C.

Oliver spent five years as a math instructor in New Haven, Connecticut and Prince George’s County, Maryland, before scaling her ideas across Kindergarten-5th grade classrooms at Stanton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. as an instructional coach in math.

She transitioned to working as the managing director of The Boys Institute at Stanton Elementary, where she is reimagining the school experience for boys of color through identity work, social-awareness, emotional intelligence and user experience design theory for 100+ boys in grades 3-5.

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