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YUSUF MUHAMMAD, BOARD MEMBER
Yusuf A. Muhammad, Jr. is a servant leader who believes that each student can achieve at high levels, regardless of circumstances. Mr. Muhammad was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies and African American Studies at the State University of New York at Cortland. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Education from the same institution, and a Master of Professional Studies in African and African American Studies from Cornell University.
In 2010, Mr. Muhammad applied and was accepted into the New Leaders Aspiring Principal’s Program. He then served as a Resident Principal at Bronx Bridges Academy and the Acting Principal at the Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development. In 2013, he accepted an offer to lead City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology. Under his leadership, Mr. Muhammad dramatically decreased student suspensions and increased student achievement. He earned the P-Tech grant from NY State, and transitioned his school to the P-Tech model. In 2016, Mr. Muhammad moved to Atlanta, GA with his family, and accepted an offer to lead George W. Carver High School. In 2018, he became the founding Principal of the STEAM Academy at Carver.