Atiya Harmon is a director of instruction and curriculum, middle school at People For People Charter School in Philadelphia, PA. Atiya has engaged in several leadership roles, including coordinating math instruction for grades 5-8 and being the lead on a school leadership team focused on school culture and teacher evaluations. Atiya received a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 and a M.S.Ed. from University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Atiya is a McNair Scholar. As a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort, he is looking forward to gaining effective leadership experience and strategies to help urban schools and ultimately urban communities succeed.