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Kamilah Drummond-Forrester

Kamilah Drummond Forrester

Social and Emotional Learning Expert

Kamilah was the director of Open Circle, WCW’s elementary school SEL program, from July 2017 to January 2021. During that time, she oversaw the program’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and worked to incorporate equity and inclusion into the Open Circle Curriculum. Prior to that she led Open Circle’s teacher development programming and delivered training and coaching to teachers, administrators, and support staff about how to incorporate SEL into their schools and classrooms. She continues to work with Open Circle in a collaborative capacity. 

Kamilah’s professional career has fueled her passion for SEL, equity, and youth development, affording her unique insight into the importance of SEL in the lives of children and the adults who care for them. Prior to joining Open Circle, she was a co-founder and director of wellness at a Boston charter school and director of an award-winning, educationally-based reentry program at Suffolk County House of Correction. 

Kamilah received her Bachelors in Psychology and African American Studies from Brandeis University and earned a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling as well as a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies from Assumption College.

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