Where the Journey begins...

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” - Audre Lorde


Educator. Author.

Speaker. Advocate.

Jamilah Pitts is an educator, consultant, yoga teacher, curriculum designer and writer who resides in New York City. Jamilah's work centers the liberation, healing and holistic development of youth, particularly children of color through an emphasis on adult and educator development, coaching and training. Jamilah partners with schools, leaders, organizations and educators providing training and thought - leadership on: anti - racist, culturally responsive, equitable and restorative practices and frameworks, anti - bias curriculum development, and wellness/yoga practices as a vehicle for student and educator self - preservation. Jamilah has served as a teacher, coach, dean of instruction, dean of students, and as an Assistant Principal. She has also worked for schools in Massachusetts, New York City, The Dominican Republic, China and in India. Jamilah sees education as her life’s work and calling and truly believes that education should be an avenue through which empathy, healing and justice are promoted.
She threads her passion for human rights and social justice into her teaching, writing, scholarship and other artistic pursuits. Jamilah holds degrees from Spelman College, Boston College, and is pursuing an additional graduate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. Jamilah is a Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellow, Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar, a Fund for Teachers Fellow,  and has been appointed to serve on the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board

"Jamilah is a consummate professional and extremely skilled at navigating complex, and even controversial, issues. She made each of our board members feel valued and her expertise was an asset to all of our members, including those with extensive knowledge on the subject matter.”

Ashlyn Shockley Martin
Founder and Board President, Chisholm Leadership Academy


Jamilah Pitts is a transformative educator of the liberation arts. Her knowledge and expertise around Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning combined with her passion of developing independent student learners is what makes her exceptional at moving the needle.

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I want to hear from you, and to work or journey alongside you! For inquiries on Curriculum Design, Speaking Engagements, Professional Development Trainings & Services, Writing Requests or features, Wellness retreats or yoga sessions, please leave a note and I will be sure to get in touch with you.

Topics Include:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Critical Times 
  • Creating a Foundation for Anti - Racist Schooling & Practices 

  • Teaching Resistance through the Performing Arts & Humanities 

  • Amplifying Student Voice through Social Justice Education


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