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Ami Patel Hopkins (Mrs. PH) is currently teaching 5th/6th graders Science at Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS). Prior to this, she was the Kindergarten Transition Fellow for the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). In this role, she worked closely with the early learning team as well as a variety of partner agencies to investigate and create solutions to the infrastructure and operational challenges that hinder successful kindergarten transition. Mrs. PH is also the Founder of Asha Advisors, LLC. Mrs. Hopkins was also the Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the Philadelphia Education Fund (Ed Fund). She spearheaded the Ed Fund’s efforts to ensure excellent teachers in every classroom – driving to enhance the preparation, support, and networking of teachers across the city. Mrs. PH also served as Deputy Education Officer to former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the Mayor’s Office of Education. She has worked on education reform issues at the national level through the Alliance for Excellent Education, served as an AmeriCorps member in Maryland, has done college access work in a Baltimore high school, and taught first grade in inner-city Miami. Mrs. PH is also an adjunct professor at Drexel University. She is also the Board Chair of YESPhilly. She lives in Northwest Philadelphia with her husband and son and they are involved with local efforts with the neighborhood public schools.

Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Mar. 18, 2021 9:57 am

Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Ami Patel Hopkins implores her fellow educators to create spaces for students to speak about what happened in Atlanta and to empower them to dismantle inequities and oppression.

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