Debbie Almontaser

Debbie Almontaser

Debbie Almontaser

Biography

Almontaser founded and is a former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. A veteran of New York City’s public school system, she taught special education, trained teachers in literacy, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity advisor. She co-designed a curriculum for the Muslim Communities Project at Columbia University and for Educators for Social Responsibility/Metro. In addition, she has contributed a chapter in The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11 for New York University‘s Child Study Center and the Museum of the City of New York and in Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11 for Teachers College Press as well as articles and essays in several magazines.