Director of Social Services, Akili Academy
Joined the Team in 2015
Shantrice Bailey is the Director of Social Services at Akili Academy, she helps to provide counseling, social work services, assessments, referrals and other human services to scholars, families and the community. 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 worked in education for more than 18 years. She has served as a Reading Interventionist, a lead teacher for grades 2, 5, 6, and 7, as well as a Dean of Culture and Students in the Orleans Parish School System. Shantrice has developed a strong passion for serving scholars with behavioral and social emotional 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 and social emotional needs gain the tools they need to be successful in school. Shantrice is invested in Akili’s core values and commitment to ensuring all scholars are successful.