As an associate on the technical assistance team, Amir tracks work in members’ systems and relevant trends in K-12. He also provides support to members through light-touch engagements and by coordinating the network’s communities of practice. Prior to Chiefs for Change, Amir worked at The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund), a non-profit dedicated to the professional development of school administrators in Chicago Public Schools. As a senior associate on the educator programs team, Amir managed The Fund’s Professional Learning Communities, which are yearlong study groups led by some of Chicago’s top principals. Topics ranged from building a strong dual-language program to entry planning for new school administrators. He also designed and piloted The Fund’s Masterclass Series, a program aimed at providing school leaders with accessible and digestible learning content regarding, for example, time management, school budgeting, and equitable grading practices. During his tenure at The Fund, Amir secured a partnership with the Illinois Principals Association to provide participants in select programming with Illinois Administrator Academy credit, which is needed to maintain principal licensure.

Amir’s experience also includes his time as an associate consultant at Language and Culture Worldwide, a boutique consulting firm that provides global and cultural competency training,  and his work as a high school ESL tutor and Arabic translator.

Amir earned his bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.