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Local Hero: Amen Rahh, Transforming Educational Experiences

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Nominee Name: Amen Rahh
Title: Principal
Organization/Business: University Pathways Public Service Academy

"[Amen is] a special education teacher and public speaker on the topic of transforming the way schools serve their at-promise student populations in America. He has now founded and built University Pathways Public Service Academy "The U" in the Watts area. In only it's second year of operation, it has become a model school for building a restorative community, as well as a program to improve student achievement."

— Robert Gaskill, nominator

About Amen Rahh

Amen Rahh is a school principal, speaker and Amazon best-selling author paving the way towards an educational revolution. Trained at the International Institute for Restorative Practices, he is a leading voice in the quest to transform the education experience in the United States.

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Amen Rahh high-fives a student. | Courtesy of Amen Rahh

He founded the University Pathways Public Service Academy, now considered a model school for building a restorative community. Just two years into its establishment, Rahh continues to share his sweeping ideas for schools all over the country.

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