Educators 4 Excellence: Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye grew up in Las Vegas, but spent some of her childhood in California. A proud product of public education, Ama’s favorite teacher—the woman who inspired her decision to teach—was Ms. Higa at El Rincon Elementary school in Culver City. Ama went on to become a New York City Teaching Fellow who taught English in The Bronx and Brooklyn. In addition to completing her Master of Science in Teaching at Pace University, Ama also holds a Master of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Ama has founded Rose from Concrete, a program serving court-involved youth in Boston and Turn the Page, a library and literacy project that serves seventeen prison libraries and classrooms in California.
I became a teacher because I believe our public school students are untapped and influential leaders.
I joined Educators 4 Excellence because I believe teachers must be informed and empowered stakeholders in elevating public education.
My vision for the education system is a world where students are torn between becoming ambitious and high-performing doctors or ambitious and high-performing teachers.
Contact Ama at ANyamekye@Educators4Excellence.org.