Savion Castro

Position title: Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education

Madison, WI

Savion is Vice President of the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education, serving 26,000 students over 5,000 staff. He is a Freshman seminar teaching instructor for First Wave in the Office of Multicultural Arts and Initiatives at UW-Madison. The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives within the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides culturally relevant and transformative arts programming. Savion also works as a youth mentor with UW-Madison Odyssey Project, PEOPLE program and AVID Tops. He is interested in using a Masters in Educational Psychology – Learning Analytics, to harness research and data, quantitative and qualitative, to shed a light on K-12 educational disparities and inform decisions aimed to improve educational experiences for students of color and to provide culturally relevant educational programming. He also interested in contributing to the growing scholarly field of critical race theory, specifically how to develop a critical race theory framework of data. Savion Castro is Madison WI native, who graduated from La Follette High School and UW-Madison with a degree in sociology and African American history as a UW PEOPLE scholar.