- Stanford University, Stanford, CA. PhD Math Education, 2016
- Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Ph.D. Minor, Spanish Language, 2016
- Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT. MEd, 1996
- Johnson State College, Johnson, VT. BA, Mathematics, Johnson State College, 1992
- CLAD/CTEL California Certification to teach English learners, since 2007
- California Secondary Math Certification, since 2004
- Vermont Secondary Math Certification, 2000-2008
Felicia Darling is a first-generation college student who has taught math and education courses for 30 years at both the secondary and college levels. She possesses a Ph.D. in Math Education from Stanford University and is a Fulbright Scholar. Also, Felicia is the author of Teachin' It! Breakout Moves that Break Down Barriers for Community College Students. Teachin' It! describes an instructional approach that focuses on illuminating assets of all students, inlcuding those who are underrepresented among those with four-year degrees. These include students of color, students with disabilities, students from low-income households, students from the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant students, and formerly incarcerated students. Felicia's work and Teachin' It! have been featured in Inside Higher Ed, Education Week, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Felicia’s instruction, research, and professional development for educators focus on inclusive, inquiry-based group learning. Also, her work emphasizes the importance of: (1) layering college skills into instruction in ways that dignify students lived experiences; (2) fostering a growth mindset classroom; (3) co-developing a community of powerful learners; and (4) using real-life tasks that tap into students prior knowledge. She draws from her own research as well as the work of researchers who include Boaler, Goldenberg, Dweck, Lotan and Cohen, Steele, Zwiers and O’Hara, and Hakuta.