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Musa A Shama

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Musa Ali Shama is a seasoned educator that has served as superintendent, principal and digital media teacher over his 27-year career in New York City schools. In his role of Executive Vice President of Programs, Mr. Shama will spearhead VE’s organizational goals as it relates to program growth, curriculum and resource development, assessment, research and professional development. Ali began his career as a teacher at Lehman High School in the Bronx, his alma mater, where he taught fine arts and graphic design. After 12 years as a teacher, Ali took on his first role as a school administrator at Kennedy High School as assistant principal. In this capacity, he led the development of career and technical education programs in a variety of technology related fields.


Ali later took on the leadership of Francis Lewis High School in Queens, one of the city’s largest and most successful schools. After leaving the principalship he became the DOE’s director of principal evaluation, overseeing the citywide principal evaluation process, both evaluating principals directly and providing professional development to superintendents before serving as deputy superintendent for high schools. He most recently served as the Superintendent of New Visions Charter High Schools where he led the network through significant changes that resulted in highest student outcomes in regards to graduation and college readiness rates in the network’s history.

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