Women Educational Leadership Academy (WELA)

The Academy was established in April 2015 by a group of like-minded young women to meet educational leadership standards, social justice inequities and challenges faced byWELA women throughout the country. WELA members, ignited by a passion for learning and social justice, connected the most exceptional female educational leaders within the College of Education (COE) with each other, exposing them to opportunities across the campus, communities and Volusia County.  This passion manifested and harnessed itself in experiences as student leaders, community activists, and social justice advocates. Members are committed to education that eradicates ignorance and facilitates liberation of the marginalized.

It is with this spirit that WELA serves to develop the next generation of women leaders of social justice and global change makers: exemplary educators who share values and passion for women educational leaders.  

To become a WELA member, students must be education majors with a 2.5 GPA or higher, recommended by a faculty or staff and complete the application process.

Advisor: Ms. Courtney Allen allenc@cookman.edu