He’s not only a change maker but a natural leader
— Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, American University School of Education


Tamir D. Harper is a product of the School District of Philadelphia. He currently attends the American University, in Washington D.C., as a Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar and is currently double majoring in Secondary Education and PR and Strategic Communications. Tamir is a speaker, advocate, reformer, and a proud education nerd. 

Tamir has been granted the opportunity to meet Michelle Obama, to sit on a panel for the US Department of Education concerning teacher diversity, and honor to represent students that attend underserved and underfunded schools across the Country. 

Tamir is also the proud Co-Founder & Chief of UrbEd Inc., a student-led, student-oriented nonprofit that advocates for a quality and efficient urban education.