Raquel Gwynn

Education Specialist, Federal Systems Team
Oregon Department of Education

Raquel Gwynn currently serves children and their families as member of the Federal Systems Team in the Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). She oversees the Title IV-B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) federal grant and leads agency work in the co-creation of comprehensive, equity-driven afterschool and summer programs across the state. Throughout her 25 years in public education, Raquel is most interested in the policy and practices that improve access and opportunity for students left at the margins. Prior to joining the ODE team, Raquel served as a classroom teacher, school principal, district administrator, and staff development specialist focused on literacy, mathematics and student social-emotional development. She is currently teaching aspiring school administrators the foundations for effective professional learning at the University of Oregon. Raquel is committed to advancing excellence and equity for every student, and in building an education system where the whole community supports every child with equitable access to safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments, in and out of school year-round.