Alum Profile – Kino Quashie ‘13

By | September 8, 2020

Kino Quashie in a red suit standing in a classroom

Kino Quashie, who earned a bachelor’s degree in childhood education/special education (grades 1-6) from Daemen College, serves as dean of students and special education liaison at the High School for Global Citizenship.

“Daemen’s education department provided tremendous support in my development as a future school principal,” said Quashie. “If you are ready to challenge yourself, then Daemen provides you with endless opportunities.”

After completing his bachelor’s degree, Quashie was recruited by Teach for America in Greater Philadelphia to work on providing an equitable education for all children. He worked alongside some great leaders inside and outside school fighting for the aspirations of scholars and their families. He also remotely mentored students from New York City and Chicago.

In between serving as a flight attendant and an educator in New York City public schools, Quashie remains an active volunteer in his community.

He also holds a master’s degree in special education from the University of Pennsylvania and a dual master’s degree in administration and supervision from Brooklyn College. Additionally, he is currently a doctoral candidate in the Concordia Portland School of Education.