Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Omar Crowder
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Fellow Profiles

School Type

District

Grade Levels

9-12

Student Enrollment

3450

Neighborhood

South Philadelphia

Education

Certificate in School Management & Leadership,
Harvard Graduate School of Business

 

Principal Administrative Certification,
Philadelphia Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools

 

M.S. Educational Leadership,
West Governors University

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Secondary Education,
B.A. Sociology and Law & Justice,
Central Washington University

Omar Crowder

Principal, Northeast High School
School District of Philadelphia
2019 Neubauer Fellow

“I became a principal because I believe that strong public schools are the key to eliminating the opportunity and achievement gaps that exist in our society today.”

Omar has served as the principal of Northeast High School since 2018. Under his leadership, Northeast High School was named as a Best High School in Pennsylvania 2019 by U.S. News and World Reports, achieved All-State Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences Fair with a 1st Place Student Finisher in 2019. Northeast High School students are also 2019 Public League Champions in Girls Lacrosse, Football, Wrestling, Cheerleading, and Boys and Girls Track & Field.

 

Omar has been an educator since 2003.  Prior to becoming a principal, Omar served as secondary social studies teacher, dean of students, social studies department chair, small learning community leader, teacher mentor and an assistant principal. Omar received numerous awards such as the Most Data Driven Administrator Award from School District of Philadelphia, the Outstanding Educator of the Year from Meeker Middle School PTSA, Coach of the Year Award for the Seamount League, and the Mount Rainier High School Employee Recognition Award. Omar grew up in Toppenish, WA.

2019 Neubauer Fellows Page