Ms. Subha Ahmed, English Educator

Ms. Ahmed is the English Language Arts educator at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. She started her career in youth development twelve years ago in a community based organization before entering the field of education by way of Teach for America. In her roles in youth development, she has be able to create unique programming for teens geared around academic success, study ing abroad, service-learning, cultural identify and healthy lifestyles.

Ms. Ahmed has been with the Department of Education for over five years. She believes that academic support is an integral part of education and is often a missing component in marginalized communities.  She believes in creating a culture of giving, especially to those who have little to no support in fostering their dreams. Ms. Ahmed loves arts and education and is a “foodie” who enjoys traveling.  Teaching and writing her own poetry/spoken word is also one of her favorite pastimes’.     

Mr. Seku Braithwaite, Math Educator
Grade Team Leader

Mr. Brathwaite is currently the 8 & 9th grade math teacher. He is an alumnus of the NYC Teaching Fellows. Before joining the staff of the Eagle Academy Harlem, Mr. Brathwaite taught mathematics in the Bronx at the Urban Assembly Academy of History and Citizenship for Young Men, and in Manhattan, at Frederick Douglas Academy II. He is Math for America Master Teacher Fellow and a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mathematics from Clark Atlanta University and a Master’s in Education from City College. Mr. Brathwaite is a native Harlemite who enjoys reading, exercise, and spending time with his family outside of school.

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        Mr.Andrew Peterson, Science Educator

Mr. Peterson is a high school science educator at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem.  He completed his undergradudate dgree in chemistry and his Masters degree in chemistry education at City University of New York at City College. Mr Peterson has been teaching science for five years and is excited to be a founding member of Eagle Academy Harlem's High School. 

He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and has called Harlem his home for the past nine years. Mr. Peterson spent many years as a chef in Portland and NYC before entering the education field. In his free time he enjoys hiking, playing music, cooking, and spending time with family. 

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