Reflecting on the people who have shaped her life and her faith, Cherrel Miller Dyce gave a power speech on what resilience means to her. As a Jamaican immigrant raised in Canada, Cherrel was faced with discrimination and hardship at a young age. These challenges, however, helped her to define resilience and show her the importance of standing up for what you think is right. Charrel strives to build her legacy as someone who stands up for what she believes in and inspires others to do the same.
A social justice advocate, mentor and social theorist, Cherrel Dyce believes in uplifting marginalized communities through education. She emphasizes cultural competence, diversity, social justice, and critical self-reflection in all of her research projects. Cherrel studies educational inequalities, particularly black males in education and the educational outcomes for students of color, pairing her interest with the founding of service programs at local Alamance County elementary schools. She also researches ways to prepare preservice and inservice teachers to interact with diverse learners and methods to engage educators with diverse families. Dyce studies the educational system all the way from Kindergarten to post-graduate studies to get the most holistic picture of the impact on racially and ethnically diverse communities