Angela DeWilde (“duh-WILL-dee”) (she/her) is committed to lifting Parent voice and power, strengthening the early childhood and K-12 education ecosystem, and promoting racial and economic equity.
Angela began her career as a teacher before founding an organization called Start at Zero, a Kansas City nonprofit with the mission of partnering with parents and caregivers to promote healthy early childhood development. After growing the organization and serving as the Executive Director for 7 years, she briefly served as the Interim Executive Director of Show Me KC Schools before becoming an education consultant for SchoolSmartKC. Angela is currently working on an initiative that strengthens the connection between schools and social service agencies in the areas of food security, housing stability, and mental health.
Angela grew up in rural southeast Missouri, attended college at Webster University in St. Louis, and has been honored to call Kansas City, Missouri home since 2006. Angela lives with her husband Anthony and their two children, who were past students at CWCKC and are growing up much too quickly. 🙂