Senior Director of Leadership Development, NYC Leadership Academy
New York City, New York
Shahara Jackson is senior director of leadership development at the NYC Leadership Academy where she develops curriculum and facilitates the learning of district and school-level staff. She is also founder of LyfPrints Inc.
Shahara has devoted her entire career to education. Before coming to NYCLA, Shahara was director of the Principal Institute at New Leaders, where she also served as a principal coach and leadership facilitator throughout the Tri-State area. Prior to that, she was director of educational services for the Police Athletic League. She began her career as a teacher, and has taught on every grade level, K – 12. She served as an assistant principal in the New York City Department of Education. After completing the New Leaders program, she co-wrote the charter for and became founding principal of Summit Academy Charter School in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Shahara holds a bachelor’s degree in English Arts and Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Hampton University, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Baruch College. She was awarded the Certificate of Executive Management of Non-Profit Organizations through the Partnership for After School Education Emerging Leaders program. Shahara is the founder of Lyf Prints, LLC. a life-changing organization dedicated to leaving footprints and fingerprints on the heart, mind and soul of all humanity.