Shadiin Garcia

Executive Vice President Metropolitan Group

Dr. Shadiin Garcia is Chicana and Laguna Pueblo from New Mexico and has lived in Oregon for 17 years. She has worked for over 20 years as a teacher, public school administrator, researcher, policy analyst, Indigenous education leader and as a consultant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University in English with a specialization in education; a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education from the University of Oregon.

Shadiin served as the Executive Director of the Educator Advancement Council where she leads work to empower, support, and diversify Oregon’s educator workforce through local, educator-led networks, and statewide resources. She also served as the Deputy Director of Policy and Research at Oregon’s Chief Education Office where she helped develop a research agenda driven by culturally appropriate practices and Indigenous methodologies for improving key educational outcomes. She served as the Director of TeachOregon at the Chalkboard Project leading initiatives to diversify the educator workforce and improve teacher educator systems. With funding from Meyer Memorial Trust, she facilitates Oregon’s statewide American Indian/Alaska Native Educational Professional Learning Community. Most recently, she worked with Education Northwest through her own consulting company to support ODE’s implementation of Senate Bill 13: Tribal History/Shared History.

Shadiin is currently Executive Vice President and Organizational Strategy and Innovation Lead at the Metropolitan Group. She is co-host of the Dive-In-Justice Podcast.