Na’Jee Carter is a forward-thinking advocate for educational equity and mental health awareness. He has spent the past 9 years serving students and families in the city of Newark, NJ. In hist first year as a principal at North Star Academy Alexander Street Elementary School, 100% of 4th grade boys scored proficient on the ELA portion of the state test. That was the same year he wrote and introduced a Black Lives Matter unit into the curriculum. Na’Jee prides himself on leading a school that prioritizes critical thinking, academic excellence, love, wellness and community.