Bernadette Merikle

Executive Director
Community Center for Education Results

Bernadette ensures community voice is centered in all that CCER does by leading from the front on race as we seek to become a more anti-racist organization. They received their Master of Education in student development administration from Seattle University and their Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. Their life work has focused on correcting systems failing to provide opportunities for Black and Brown achievement; Bernadette has spent decades calling the question on racial justice and shifting power in ways that redefine and reclaim agency and power stripped away from communities like the border town of El Paso, TX where Bernadette was born. A joyful intersectionalist that always starts with race, Bernadette loves soup. You can find them at Vina Pho most weekends.