Quamisha McElrath is the School Leader at KIPP Destiny Middle School (KDM). Inspired by her semester-long internship at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, Quamisha McElrath began her career in education at Hyde Leadership Charter School in the South Bronx as an 8th-grade Algebra I teacher.
In 2017, she joined Uncommon Schools as the Algebra I network-wide Lead Lesson Planner & IA Developer and Founding Algebra I teacher. During her time at Uncommon Schools, Quamisha also served as a Summer Academy Director, Grade Level Lead, Math Instructional Coach and Department Chair, and the Founding Head of Lower School. Quamisha holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies pre-Med from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.