Amaarah DeCuir, Ed.D.
Dr. Amaarah DeCuir brings over 20 years of teaching, leadership, and scholarly experiences across education settings and non-profit organizations. She combines her passion for education with her expertise in training and research to produce lasting results for clients, students, and colleagues. Her most recent CV is posted here for your review.
Leadership. Dr. DeCuir led a private school as their first principal, supervising the operations of a Preschool - Grade 8 school for seven years. Under her leadership, they transformed the organizational structure of the school, established new community partnerships, and developed educational policies to drive success. The work of a private school principal incorporates the principles of community school strategic leadership by emphasizing the integration of academic, family, social service, and community development supports that increase student achievement.
Teaching. Dr. DeCuir began her teaching career in the urban setting of Washington DC Public Schools and later transitioned to Fairfax County Public Schools, teaching elementary education for over five years. She transitioned from teaching children to supporting adult learners, graduate students, and practitioners. She currently teaches hybrid courses at the Northern Virginia Community College, in the Department of Early Childhood Education. In 2016, she taught a research course at The George Washington University for doctoral students titled "Critical Literature Review".
Scholarship. Dr. DeCuir earned her Education Doctorate Degree in Education Leadership, Administration, and Policy Studies from The George Washington University. Her work, broadly speaking, focuses on the intersections of leadership, gender, and diverse cultural contexts to advance social justice. She has conducted local and national studies of gendered experiences of leadership using qualitative methodologies and innovative theoretical frameworks.