Dr. Almitra Berry
Almitra L. Berry, Ed.D. is the CEO, founder, and principal consultant of ALBerry Consulting, Incorporated. She is a nationally recognized
speaker, author, and consultant on the topic of culturally and linguistically diverse learners in America’s K12 education system. Her research
focuses on equity and academic achievement in majority-of-color, low-wealth, large, urban school districts. Dr. Berry is author of the book
series Effecting Change which addresses the educational needs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners focusing heavily on provision
gaps, equity, and addressing related challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis holding a B.A. in political science/public administration. She holds a M.Ed. in
curriculum and instruction, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. She has held multiple
credentials including a California reading endorsement, language development specialist (LDS), and bilingual/cross-cultural language acquisition
and development (CLAD/BCLAD) for Spanish language instruction.
Dr. Berry has worked with educators, leaders, and school boards throughout the United States. She has presented at scores of state, national,
and international conferences on the topics of equity, leadership, curriculum reform, and meeting the needs of historically underserved and
disenfranchised learners. Her work aims to introduce educators to a culturally relevant pragmatism that regard the culturally and linguistically
diverse learner as one who brings to school a divergent order of reality. That reality influences the culture of school, the equity of policy,
and the efficacy of instructional methods. She calls upon educators and educational leaders to evaluate policy, curriculum, instruction,
supervision, and professional learning with a lens focused on equity.