UWM MS student named one of state’s 24 most influential Native American leaders

Exceptional Education MS student Reva Shaw (portrait from the Electa Quinney website; other images from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin website).

UWM master’s student Reva Shaw was recognized in July as one of “The 24 Most Influential Native Americans in Wisconsin” by news site Madison365. The list is compiled to “shine a statewide spotlight on the dedicated leaders of Wisconsin’s indigenous communities,” according to the website. “The people we highlight are elected leaders, business leaders, community leaders, doing difficult, important work, often in the face of discrimination and literally generations of oppression.”

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Born and raised in Green Bay, Reva Shaw is a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. After earning a BS in human development from UW-Green Bay, she served as district equity coordinator in the Green Bay Area Public Schools and was a member of the Service League of Green Bay.

After more than 20 years experience in human services, Shaw is pursuing an MS in Exceptional Education and special education certification at UWM, concerned about “a disproportionality of Native American students” in special education, the Madison365 site read.

She is a member of the Electa Quinney Institute’s Teacher Training and Administrative Leadership Cohort.