Kamilah Drummond-Forrester

Kamilah Drummond Forrester


Kamilah was named Open Circle's new Director in July 2017. Prior to that she led Open Circle’s teacher development programming, which prepares educators to implement and integrate the Open Circle Curriculum. Kamilah also delivers training and coaching to teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Kamilah’s professional career has fueled her passion for SEL, equity and youth development. Her most recent experiences as Co-Founder and Director of Wellness at a Boston charter school and her work as Director of an award-winning, educationally-based re-entry program at Suffolk County House of Correction have afforded her unique insight into the importance of social and emotional learning in the lives of children and the adults who care for them.

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.

Kamilah is attuned to the changing landscape of education and works collaboratively with the Open Circle programming team to provide curricula, professional development and implementation support that keeps the wellbeing of students at the center while meeting the needs of schools and educators.

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