Dumaka X. Moultrie
B.S. in Political Science from Savannah State University in 2004; Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University. Dumaka began his career in education in Savannah, Georgia as a Middle School Social Studies teacher but soon relocated to DeKalb County, Georgia were he has served diligently since 2006. He has served in economically disadvantaged schools, with struggling students his entire career. Three of his years in teaching were spent in a gender based learning environment teaching all boys. During his career Dumaka has served as Social Studies Department Chair, sat on a plethora of instructional committees and has done curriculum consulting for the Georgia Department of Education and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Currently Dumaka is serving as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher and Team Leader at Columbia Middle School located in Decatur, Georgia. Columbia Middle School is a both a Title I and Magnet school. The school serves predominately minority students that are over 90% percent economically disadvantaged. Dumaka is also a trained hearing officer for the school administering hearings that involve students that may face more than three days of suspension for district code of conduct violations. In addition, Dumaka serves on the schools Instructional Leadership Team. Understanding the importance of technology in education Dumaka is also a member of DeKalb’s first “A-Team” Technology cohort. Most recently, Dumaka was selected as the Race To The Top Campus facilitator for his school. DeKalb County was awarded 34 million dollars of the 400 million Georgia received from the race To The Top Grant. In this role he is charged with insuring proper implementation of the new Common Core standards, the new teacher evaluation system “Teacher Keys” in addition to any of the other components of the Race To The Top initiative. As a member of the 2012 SPA NOLA cohort Dumaka looks forward to continuing his journey and mission as a lifelong learner and a leader. He aspires to serve in the capacity of a building leader wherever the opportunity presents itself. Dumaka is highly motivated and ready for challenges and the opportunity to teach, lead and excel.