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Debbie S. Almontaser

Principal

Kahlil Gibran School

HQ Phone:  (914) 376-8580

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Kahlil Gibran School

18 Rosedale Road

Yonkers, New York,10710

United States

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Background Information

Affiliations

Brooklyn High School of the Arts

Cofounder


Same Difference Interfaith Alliance

Board Advisor


Emerge USA National Board

Board Member


The Therapy and Learning Center Preschool

Board Member


Women

Board Member


The Dialogue Project

Board Member


Saba Association of American Yemenis

Board Member and the Spokeswoman


Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Advisory Board Member


YouthBridge-NY

Board Member


The Yemeni-American Association

Board Member


Militant Islam Monitor

Board Member


Arab American Institute

Founder


AWAAM

Board Member


WOMEN IN ISLAM INC

Board Member


We Are All Brooklyn Coalition

Board Member


Arabic Language School

Founder


Children

Founder


Community of Many Worlds

Member of the Steering Committee


Education

Fordham University's Graduate School of Education


B.A.

St. Francis College


M.S.

Baruch College


M.S.

multicultural education and reading

Adelphi University


Web References(88 Total References)


Dr. Debbie Almontaser, President Board of Directors

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Debbie Almontaser, President
Dr. Debbie Almontaser, President Board of Directors Dr. Debbie Almontaser is the founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. A 25-year veteran of the NYC Public School System, where she has taught, trained teachers, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity adviser. Dr. Almontaser is the Board President of the Muslim Community Network. Dr. Almontaser frequently lectures on Arab culture, Islam, cultural diversity, interfaith coalition building and youth leadership. Dr. Almontaser sits on the Public Advocate Tish James' Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh Task Force to Combat Hate. Dr. Almontaser also serves on the board of The Therapy and Learning Center Preschool and Emerge USA National Board. Dr. Almontaser is a published writer on Education and American Muslim issues. Dr. Almontaser has been profiled in the NY Times on the founding of the Khalil Gibran International Academy as well as Time Magazine, Newsweek, and profiled in the Daily News for spearheading the inauguration of NYC's Arab Heritage Week in 2005. Recently, Dr. Almontaser was a featured speaker at the 2016 National Democratic Convention. Dr. Almontaser is a recipient of numerous awards ADC National's, Rose Nader Award Commitment to Values of Equality and Justice, Pax Christi's Local Peacemaker Award, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice's Risk-Takers Award, the Annual Faith Leaders Award and proclamations for building bridges of understanding from the Mayor of the City of New York, Brooklyn Borough President and a proclamation from the New York City Council for her excellence in education and a proclamation from the NYC Comptroller's office for her civic engagement organizing work. Dr. Almontaser was a Columbia University Revson Scholar in 2005. She was also named a Thought Leader at the ASMA Society Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow Program in 2006.


Untitled Document

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Debbie Almontaser and Amel Ahmed
Debbie Almontaser: Debbie Almontaser, is the founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. As a 16-year veteran of the NYC public school system, she taught special education, inclusion, trained teachers in literacy, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity advisor. Presently she is the Director of Policy and Planning of Special Projects at the Department of Education. Ms. Almontaser also serves as a consultant for numerous projects and organizations including Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. Muslim American Series Project, Independent Production Fund on the Islam Project (producers of Muslims and Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet PBS Productions), Islam Access Project (Channel 13 WNET), and the Interfaith Center of NYC. Ms. Almontaser was a member of the steering committee for A Community of Many Worlds: Arab-Americans at the Museum of the City of New York. She is also the go to person on cultural and religious diversity issues for Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Mayor's office of Immigrant Affairs, New York Police Department and City Council Members David Yassky, Bill DeBlasio and John Liu among others. Ms. Almontaser was born in Yemen and raised in the United States. She acquired a B.A. from St. Francis College in English and World Religions and an M.S. in Multicultural Education and Reading from Adelphi. She holds an M.S. from Baruch College's School of Public Affairs through their Aspiring Leaders Program.


Perdaily.com: March 2010 Archives

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Last Monday, March 16, 2010, radio and podcast Democracy Now with Amy Goodman spent an hour with Debbie Almontaser, the former principal of the Kahlil Gabran International Academy in Brooklyn, New York.
Almontaser was forced out of her position in 2007 by Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott upon orders of Mayor Bloomberg. Mayor Bloomberg succumbed to pressure from bigots in New York and elsewhere who had launched a smear campaign against Principal Almontaser Continue reading


Asia Pacific Forum - March 25, 2008 Show

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Last August, Debbie Almontaser, the incoming principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy a new middle and high school that focuses on Arabic language and culture was forced to step down after a media-generated furor over her explanation of the history of the word intifada.
She then brought a lawsuit against the City, charging that her constitutional rights were violated. Alan Levine represents Ms. Almontaser in her case against the City of New York.


Fadi | KABOBfest

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The New York Times today has a long article on the struggle of Debbie Almontaser, an educator who played a crucial role in the establishment of the Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA) that opened its doors last September.
Almontaser was sidelined as the school's first Principal by the Mayor's office after a campaign by various [...]


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