National Program Director

Nefertari Nkenge, Ed.D.


Dr. Nkenge has earned distinction over a twenty-six-year educational career, serving in various leadership capacities including: PK-8 district administrator, principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, secondary ELA teacher and curriculum specialist. In Detroit, Dr. Nkenge served as a master teacher of African-centered education and later as a leadership coach for other master teachers. In Brooklyn, she earned a NYC teacher data rating in the 95th percentile for increasing student achievement in English Language Arts. Dr. Nkenge has successfully implemented remote learning programs, led rigorous, engaging professional trainings and audited school districts for systemic equity and their duty to deliver culturally relevant and responsive curricula to their underserved, Black and BIPOC student populations.

She holds a BA in English from Lincoln University (PA), a master’s degree in education from Brooklyn College, and an EdD in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University.