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Iminah Laura Ahmad


Iminah Laura Ahmad is an award-winning Speaker, Educator & Entertainer. She is an Oakland native and attended Oakland Public Schools from Elementary through High School. She is a graduate of Oakland Technical H.S and Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
Iminah comes from a lineage of educators. Her great grand-aunt, Laura Ardmore Jackson was the principal one of the 1st schools for African-Americans in Texas during the early 1900’s and her mother, Zarina Ahmad, is currently an award-winning Master Educator and Elementary School Principal in Oakland. Iminah has been called to educate others from an early age and began student-teaching in High School. She has experience working in a diverse array of educational arenas includingK-12, Special Education, Collegiate and Community Education.
In addition to teaching the Cultural Geography course at Unity High she is frequently called upon by global educational, civic and social organizations to SPEAK, EDUCATE & ENTERTAIN. She has worked with esteemed organizations such as the African Union (AU) and Hewlett-Packard (HP). Iminah has also created and implemented programs to enhance student achievement & engagement globally, including the “from ghetto to GODDESS” and “AfroDIVA Dance” programs.
She looks forward to continuously inspiring excellence and activating achievement at Unity High and throughout the world.

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