Board of Directors

Dekiyyah Edwards is a passionate educator and humanitarian who believes in the quote of President Barack Obama, “Educators are Nation Builders”.  She currently oversees Information Systems training at Scripps Health as an Education Program Manager.  Prior to working in adult education, Dekiyyah was a K-12 Certified Substitute Teacher for Fulton County Schools, an Undergraduate Student Recruiter for Life University, and a 6th & 7th Grade Math No Child Left Behind Project Manager for the Department of Education – all within Atlanta, GA.   She later relocated back to her home city San Diego, CA where she created the first elective courses for Palomar Community College – Upward Bound Program as a consultant, extended to high school juniors and seniors and later taught English and Social Justice courses for the University of California San Diego – Upward Bound Program.  

 

As also a communications practitioner, Dekiyyah has been serving in the role of Communications Director for Positive Face since its founding.   Her role has supported the editing of the verbiage of the company website, editing of board biographies, event press releases, marketing, fliers, and overall assisting in publicity relations.  The beauty in having her on our leadership team is that she can jump in to support curriculum and community programming if needed.

 

Dekiyyah is a woman of service with a special interest in the development of at risk youth and aligns herself to mirror a quote of educator and activist - Mary Church Terrell, “And so, lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition ere long.” Dekiyyah possess a bachelors in Mass Communication Arts, a Master’s in Education Management, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resources Management, and eight Health Information Systems Certifications.  Although she has held several leadership titles within international nonprofit organizations, such as Order of the Eastern Star - Prince Hall Affiliation and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she has received countless community awards for her work in education, she is most proud of her role as a mother to two young boys.

 

Dekiyyah Edwards, M.Ed. 

Member - Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education 

Kamilah Brown, M.S.Ed., has been in education since 2001.  A graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University (Los Angeles), Kamilah received a master’s degree in Education as well Multiple Subject and Education Specialist teaching credentials. She's worked in Compton, Los Angeles, and Escondido (CA) in both general and special education. Throughout her career, Kamilah has worked entirely in Title-1 schools, serving students identified as socio-economically disadvantaged and English Language Learner.  Servings as the Facilitator of DTEC-San Diego, Kamilah was instrumental in the success of the local forum for educators, parents, students, community members and administrators.


She is known to be effective, passionate and an advocate for students.  Currently, Kamilah is an Education Specialist in the North County San Diego area.  Additionally, she serves as a member of both the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Parent Advisory and Instructional Program Review (IPRC) Committees in the Escondido Union High School District.  Kamilah is a wife, mom of a toddler and a teen, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

FOUNDING BOARD

Ray King


President and CEO 
Urban League of San Diego County

Michelle Streeter

 

Bank Management Professional

LEAD San Diego Graduate

Leonard J. Thompson III 

 

President/CEO M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records

Educator, Minister

Angela Bass Ed.D.

Education Management

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