La’Mont Geddis

La’Mont studied education at Howard University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction & Administration, but much of what he knows and feels about children and how to reach them came from being a teacher/servant leader intern with CDF Freedom Schools. The long list of what he learned through Freedom Schools begins with “understanding poverty.” He’d thought it had only to do with finances. “I found out there’s emotional poverty and love poverty and intellectual poverty, and poor children are in our inner-city schools. Our children are victims of poverty and sometimes, hurt people- can hurt people. So how do you help them and not exclude them, give them a voice! That’s what the philosophy of Freedom Schools helped me understand.”

While working as an Assistant Principal in Prince Georges County Public Schools, La’Mont volunteered at the Maya Angelou Charter Schools, which served children who’ve had difficulty in other schools. He later became the principal of its middle school, where 43 percent of the students were in special education. Under his leadership, the school made the top five percent of the city’s middle schools with academic growth and achievement. Afterward, he began working as the Principal at Malcolm X Elementary School in DCPS. Mr. Geddis recently was appointed as Director of the Community Schools with the National Center for Children and Families in Washington DC. He also serves as a University Supervisor for the University of the District of Columbia.

Maame Ampomah

My name is Maame Ampomah, and I am excited to be the Program Coordinator for this year. I was born in Ghana, but came to America at the age of five. I have been a Prince George’s County resident since. I attended Salisbury University, where I obtained my B.S in Biology, with a minor in health. I am now obtaining my M.S in bioinformatics. Since graduating undergrad, I have taught at Ernest Just Middle School as a science teacher, focusing on chemistry, biology, and physics. Fun Facts: I am bilingual, fluently speaking English and Twi. I love to travel, and overall adventure. I am super excited to meet you all and to have the best experience this year!

Yvonne Morris

My name is Yvonne Morris and I live in Fort Washington. I have worked with PGCPS for over 16 years and I have taught grades Kindergarten to 6th. I have also taught the core subjects. Some of my interests include crocheting and outdoor games. I am looking forward to meeting you and being your Reading Instructor for this wonderful program.

Elijah Moore

Elijah Moore studied at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minoring in Communications. I am a brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. I am a North Carolina native born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since I was young, I served as a mentor and advocate for the youth. I am currently a Science teacher at Ernest Everett Just Middle School and the boys’ basketball coach. I played basketball at Fayetteville State for 2 years and I played semi-pro and overseas basketball for 3 short years. I also instruct the chess club for the school.

Fun Facts: I’m a dancer, I enjoy riding dirt bikes, playing basketball, playing chess, and swimming.