Angel Miles Nash joined The Wallace Foundation as a program officer in Education Leadership in 2022. She brings to Wallace extensive experience in K-12 and university education.
Her career began in her hometown of Richmond, Va., where she was a technology coordinator in the lower school of St. Catherine’s School, an independent school, as well as a member of the boarding faculty. Miles Nash went on to teach third grade at the Maret School in Washington, D.C., where she also led and taught at Horizons Greater Washington, an award-winning academic and enrichment partnership program for K-8 students attending neighboring public schools. Miles Nash later became an administrator at a charter high school in southern California.
Miles Nash has also served as a faculty member at Chapman University, where she earned the 2022 Attallah College of Educational Studies Faculty Excellence Award and the campus-wide 2022 Scudder Award for teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the university.
Miles Nash’s research, teaching, and service reflect in large part two major themes: A belief in an educator’s potential to forge positive change in the historically underserved communities she champions, and a commitment to develop and refine the intersectional leadership framework. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kay Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association. Published in peer-reviewed journals and books, it includes an examination of the emboldening of Black girls and women in K-20+ education, the professional intersectional realities of women in education, and the ways that education leaders can support underserved students in STEM education and strengthen family engagement.
Miles Nash earned her Ph.D. in educational administration and supervision from the University of Virginia, and she holds an M.B.A. from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. and a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. She has been a harpist since the third grade.