Mallory Umar is an Associate Principal at Parkway Elementary in Glendale, Wisconsin. Prior to her work in the Glendale-River Hills School District, Mallory worked as a teacher, Instructional Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal in Milwaukee. In addition to this work, Mallory serves as an officer on the board for Unity in Motion, a non-profit organization that aims to develop and empower young leaders to disrupt the cycle of segregation in their communities.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Mallory's passion for social justice originates from her personal and life experiences with systems of inequity. The first in her family to attend college, Mallory earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Roosevelt University and a M.Ed. from Marquette University. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has studied systems-based changes in K-12 schools under the leadership of Dr. Capper. Mallory firmly believes that the work of educators is social justice work. As educators, we have full responsibility and power to dismantle systems of oppression, segregation, and discrimination in our districts.