Haleemat Y. Adekoya


Commissioner Adekoya is a current 3rd year B.A./M.A.T. candidate and Sherman Scholar with a focus on Political Science and Elementary Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

As a Sherman Scholar, Ms. Adekoya has devoted her college career to exploring forms of inequities affecting historically marginalized communities while researching Culturally Relevant Practices for the 21st-century classroom. She’s enjoyed her time in the classroom with Elev8 Baltimore, the Sherman Summer Math Program, and the Baltimore City Summer Academic Mentorship Program. Adekoya also served as the Student Member for Baltimore County Board of Education from 2018-2019. Learning the complexities of school systems, synthesizing knowledge to students, and amplifying their voices led her to spend Summer 2021 working with the Maryland State Department of Education as a Governor's Summer Internship Fellow.

She is excited to serve as the 2021-2022 Student Commissioner for Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).