Headshot of Ammar Zia, a Teach For America staff person.

Ammar Zia

Job Title
Manager, Teacher Leadership Development
Corps Year: 
Corps Region: 
Rhode Island

Ammar Zia joined Teach for America in 2015 after graduating from UCLA with a major in English Literature and a minor in Educational studies. Ammar’s identity and experiences as a 1.5 generation immigrant motivates his drive to fight for equitable and accessible education for all children. During the corps, Ammar completed his M.Ed in Multicultural Education and Literacy from Rhode Island College, doubled school-wide achievement data at his placement school, taught summer school internationally in Palestine, and led as an advisor for new corps members at Teach For America’s Philadelphia Institute. Now, as a Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development, Ammar continues his work in Providence, assisting new teachers to bring transformational change to their classrooms.