Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.
Shamar Knight-Justice currently serves as an Assistant Principal at a charter elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia. Shamar graduated from North Carolina A&T in 2010 with a degree in Business Marketing. After graduation, he became a member of Teach For America in Charlotte, North Carolina where he taught secondary English for four years, before then moving to Washington, D.C. and becoming an elementary teacher. Shamar currently serves as Co-Board Chair for The Collective Atlanta, which is Teach For America’s alumni of color association, and helps create events and opportunities that strengthen the rapport between current corps members and alum of color. Shamar has also worked for Teach For America at two different training institutes for first year teachers, serving as an instructional coach for two years, and a summer school principal for three years. He also serves as Atlanta’s Impact Leader for Profound Gentlemen, which seeks to develop and retain Black male educators. In his spare time, Shamar is finishing his manuscript for a young adult fiction novel, and enjoys window shopping with his wife at J. Crew.