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Ambe J. Olinga majored in mechanical engineering and minored in applied mathematics, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee University. Currently, he is a STEM Coordinator for 27 schools in the South Learning Community of Fulton County Schools. He taught elementary school for 11 years at his initial school of placement after completing his two Teach for America commitment. Here, he directed his school’s first chess program and co- founded its first robotics club. Ambe’s leadership extends beyond school walls. As an organizer, he co-chaired a free community block party event, health fair, concert, and playground build for the children and families of his school. He served on the local school council. Ambe has directed after school math and technology academies for children ages K-12 in several metro Atlanta learning communities. Prior to his time in education, Ambe tested and built trucks as an engineer in the studios of Ford Motor Company. As a founding charter member of his church, Ambe volunteers as a children’s educator, logistics team lead, small group facilitator and coach. His experiences have shown that students achieve most in learning environments that reflect their individual life and culture. He aspires to build learning communities birthed by community stakeholders that technologically equip learners to innovate in the 21st Century.