Stephanie Ingram, a 1990 graduate of William Penn High School, is the first African American woman to serve as  President of the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA). The DSEA represents more than 13,000 teachers,  paraprofessionals, specialists, nurses, secretaries, custodians, food and transportation workers in Delaware’s public schools.  Ingram, who attended Colonial schools as a child, began teaching in the district in 2001. During her 17-year career with Colonial, she taught third and fourth-grade students. “I always wanted to return to teaching in the district where I grew up.  I loved the educators who taught me.  Each of them opened my mind and encouraged my creativity in all of its many levels and I wanted to inspire that type of learning for someone else.” Ingram says.  Before being named DSEA President in 2018, Ingram held union leadership roles on both the state and local level as the Colonial Education Association President and was named DSEA’s Vice President in 2017. Ingram graduated from Delaware State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2000. #BlackHistoryMonth2021 #EquityCSD #powerofwecsd #DSEAProud.