Ashaki comes to STC with 25 years of experience in the K-12 education and nonprofit space. She has worked in district, charter, and independent schools in Maryland, DC, and Newark, with roles ranging from teaching and serving as a literacy coach to managing grant programs for the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education to overseeing school performance, development, and external affairs at a charter school in DC. Ashaki has been a program manager for various organizations and schools, including helping lead a high school career and technical education program at a DC district school. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Lady Liberty Academy Charter School and has been consulting with Newark Public Schools as a literacy coach at various NPS schools. Her incredible experience in education, program management, and evaluation will be crucial in her work leading the Career Skills Program.