Shantrice Bailey is the Director of Student Support at Akili Academy and has worked in education for more than 16 years. Shantrice received her bachelor’s degree from Southern University of New Orleans and her master’s degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross. Shantrice has served as a lead teacher for grades 2, 5, 6, and 7, as well as a Dean of Culture and Students. Shantrice has developed a strong passion for serving scholars with behavioral needs and has dedicated her career to helping them succeed. Shantrice joined Akili as the Dean of Pathways to Learning, the school’s alternative program. Shantrice and other school leaders developed this program to help scholars with extreme behavior needs gain the tools they need successful in school.