Kaba Hiawatha Kamene was born with the name, Booker Taliaferro Coleman, Jr., at New York Hospital, on Monday, November 16, 1953. He is a teacher, consultant, administrator, staff developer and curriculum writer. Kaba Hiawatha has been an educator in Bronx, N.Y., since October 6, 1979. Presently, Brother Kaba retired from the NYC Department of Education.
(July 09) and is a consultant to Academic institutions, educators, parents and community members interested in teaching and learning.
He married Sharen Deans on May 1st, 1981. They have three (3) children, two (2) girls Sasha (b.1984), Candace (b.1988) and one (1) boy Heru (b.1994). Throughout the 90’s Kaba Hiawatha served as Curriculum and Staff specialist on several New Vision and Charter School teams.
Kaba Hiawatha Kamene received his Bachelors Degree in International Politics from New York University, his minor was in Caribbean Studies (June77). He got his first (1st) Masters of Art in World History from Hunter College, N.Y. (June 87). He received a second (2nd) Masters of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision, from City College of New York (Feb.88).
Over Kaba Hiawatha’s long career in Education, he has consulted many Boards of Education, Schools, Community, Parent and Student groups. He has visited many classrooms around the country and implemented successful strategies in the teaching/learning process. He is firmly dedicated to the belief that culture plays a vitally important role in education and proudly credits many of his academic views to his teacher world-renowned, educator, professor John Henrik Clarke.
In September 2001, he implemented his lifelong goal of developing an African-Centered Science Academy named, “Per Ankh (Temple/House Of Life)”. Kaba Hiawatha functions as the Academy’s Principal Facilitator and Chief Executive Officer. The Per Ankh is an online program on www.townzonetv.com.
For more information, you may contact Kaba Hiawatha Kamene at, 646.457.0558,