At Kuumba Academy, we believe in the importance of recruiting, retaining, developing, and supporting great teachers and leaders who can help our students meet high standards. Read on to meet them!
"What makes Kuumba special is that we recognize that, if we want to teach the whole child, in addition to the academic support that we want to provide, we want to make sure we give them the opportunity explore their passions. "
- Sally Maldonado | Head of School
Education: Bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education from University of Delaware; Masters degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University
Experience: Started my professional career in education right here at Kuumba Academy in 2002. Has taught 4th-6th and served as the Academic Dean before becoming the Head of School for Kuumba.
Education: Bachelors degree in Afro-American Studies from Harvard University; Masters degree in Multicultural Education from Eastern University
Experience: Has taught K - 10th grade and served as a Math Specialist and Director of Curriculum and Instruction before becoming a Principal. Named Teacher of the Year and founded a private school in New Jersey in 1995. Has served as a Principal for 14 years in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and now Delaware.
Fun Facts: I played the violin in school from 1st grade through 7th grade.
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