Ammar Saheli, Ed.D
Director Student Services
San Lorenzo Unified School District
CEO, Saheli7 Consulting
Ammar Saheli has served as Director of Student Support Services for San Lorenzo Unified School District for more than a decade, as well as lead an educational consultancy company focusing on the educational dynamics facing African American, Latino/Latina, and urban students/youth. As a native and product of the inner-city and urban influences of San Francisco and Oakland, Dr. Saheli can equip teachers, administrators, principals, youth providers, Juvenile Justice Center staff, and District and County Office personnel with an understanding of the how and work of equity, as well as help them focus on closing achievement and opportunity gaps and the reduction of referral, suspension, and expulsion rates among Black, Brown, and urban-cultured students.
Dr. Saheli has a BA in Psychology, MS in Counseling (San Francisco State University), and a doctoral degree (International & Multicultural Education) from the University of San Francisco, where his doctoral research focused on critical consciousness and the impact of racial identity on education. He also has a PPS credential and Administrative credential. Dr. Saheli served as State President for the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), for the 2015-2016 school year.