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Kaneshia Clifford has over 15 years of experience teaching and leading schools in New York City, Newark, NJ, and Miami, FL. She began her teaching career as a New York City Teaching Fellow. She is a former founding Assistant Principal and Principal in Residence. She was the recipient of the 2021 Impact Award for KIPP New Jersey. Kaneshia continues to impact students and families as a Microschool leader, instructional coach, and mentor. She loves to travel and spend time with family. 

Her career as an educator mixed with her passion for learning about the African Diaspora and exploring the world has led her to follow her dreams in founding Voyage Noire and bringing the knowledge of the African Diaspora to others. Some countries Kaneshia has been to are Jamaica, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, and Colombia. During her time in each of these places, she has sought to learn about the history, culture, and uniqueness of each place. Through her travels and trip planning Kaneshia builds community among other travel connoisseurs. 

Kaneshia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in Family Studies from Berry College. As well as, a Master’s in Science in Teaching from Fordham University and a Master’s in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. 

Kaneshia received a scholarship for the Teach With Love Global Leadership Summit in 2023.

About Kaneshia Clifford

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