Our Founder

Kamaria Finch

SCHOOL FOUNDER

BOARD CHAIR

Sarah Lawrence College B.A.

 

Kamaria Finch is the founder and chair of Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology. Ms. Finch is a proud mother and the great, great granddaughter of William Finch, first African American Atlanta city councilman and considered the ‘father’ of Atlanta Public Schools. Ms. Finch is a former public-school teacher and graduate of North Shore Country Day School and Sarah Lawrence College where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts.  Ms. Finch serves the Atlanta community through her membership in Jack and Jill, Incorporated, chair of the Atlanta Public School (APS) Go Team, Georgia School Association of Incubator Graduate, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Young Urban League, and Atlanta Tech Village. Kamaria enjoys hot yoga, dancing and reading in her spare time. 

Ms. Finch is a versatile entrepreneur and business owner since 2011 leading educational development training across the State of Georgia on state, district policy and procedures. Ms. Finch has worked in the public education field for over two decades across multiple states bringing a wealth of knowledge in school management, curriculum development, and resource professional development. Ms. Finch developed and wrote the State of Georgia approved charter school petition for the Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology. Under Ms. Finch leadership in founding the 1st Computer Science focused elementary school in the State of Georgia, she has secured $1.3 million dollars in funding for Year 0 through grants. Ms. Finch is tactical in developing and implementing budgets, bylaws and fiscal policies. Ms. Finch is grassroot field and digital marketer increasing school visibility on social media platforms to 15,000+ followers. Ms. Finch’s methodology for parent engagement and recruitment strategies have been recognized broadly through the State of Georgia Charter School commission.

Ms. Finch is an instructional mastermind who has expert experience in educational application development and innovative learning programs which are essential to the long lasting, high academic achievement and curriculum development to sustain the Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology.