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LOS ANGELES, CA, July 03, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Acacia M. Warren, EdD, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Warren is a distinguished educator, leader and founder with a career spanning over 20 years in the field of education. Known for her compassion and resourcefulness, she offers a unique perspective on inclusive and transformative education. Dr. Warren currently serves as the associate director of the Bruin Resource Center (BRC) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a position she assumed in 2024. She supports the strategic vision and leadership for programs and activities. The BRC serves all students, with a particular focus on current and former foster youth, students in recovery, students with dependents, formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students, undocumented students and students who identify as neurodiverse with autism and/or ADHD.

Since 2015, Dr. Warren has also been an education consultant for Acacia Tree Learning Services in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Her consultancy focuses on innovative and inclusive teaching strategies, project-based learning (PBL) implementation, student agency and educational leadership. She enjoys building capacity and co-constructing knowledge with leadership teams and fellow educators. From 2023 to 2024, she served as the managing director of the Prison Education Program at UCLA. While in this role, she supported educational initiatives aimed at providing incarcerated women and youth with access to higher education, reflecting her long-standing commitment to justice impacted communities. As managing director, she organized and led a successful beyondthebarsla.com conference.

From 2018 to 2023, Dr. Warren was a single subject academic coordinator and lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, where she played a pivotal role in shaping academic experiences for future educators. Her journey into higher education began as an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Dominguez Hills, from 2017 to 2018. Prior to that, she had an extensive career with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) from 2005 until 2017, where she served multiple roles, including as a teacher, a data coach, a Response to Intervention (RTI) expert, a Common Core facilitator, an assistant principal and a district coordinator. She began her career as a teacher with the Oakland Unified School District between 2003 and 2005, teaching in juvenile hall during the summers.

Supplementing her professional roles, Dr. Warren is a published author with notable works, including Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines: Plan, Manage, and Assess Through +1 Pedagogy and Cognitive Upgrade: An Educator’s Guide for Shaping Success, published in 2016 and 2019, respectively. Her dedication to education is also evident in several honors received, most distinguished of which was the Inspirational Teacher Award from the United Way in 2014, establishing her as one of 25 LAUSD Teachers to Watch among 29,000 teachers. In 2023, she was featured in the USC Rossier Magazine for her justice-centered work in prison education, and in 2024, she was selected to represent UCLA in the University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI).

Dr. Warren’s career success is supported by her impressive academic achievements. She first earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of California, Riverside, in 2001, where she graduated cum laude, followed by a master’s degree in education and teaching credential from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. She subsequently earned a master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, in 2010, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California in 2014 that included a 9-day international education studies tour in China.

Regarding professional development, Dr. Warren will complete a Harvard Online certificate in Strategy Execution for Public Leadership in 2024. She has also received advanced training in adaptive schools and cognitive coaching, a clear administrative services credential, a certification in gifted and talented education, and designations as a project-based learning trainer and a restorative justice trainer. Beyond her professional duties, she is an active member of several industry-related organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the California Council on Teacher Education.

Dr. Warren attributes much of her success to her parents, twin sister and husband. Her parents, both retired educators, instilled the value and power of education at an early age. Experiences such as living abroad in Kenya, Africa, inspired her passion for advocacy work and international travel. She supports first-generation students and amplifies inclusive spaces for marginalized communities through initiatives like RRISE UP, a nonprofit that she founded in 2021. Her unwavering commitment to edify those around her as she leads, while equitably serving diverse students, educators and leaders across a variety of contexts is admirable. Learn more about Dr. Warren at www.acaciatreelearning.com

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