Lehman Graduate Named Founding Principal at Amber Charter School


Veronica_AlmedinaVeronica Almedina, Lehman Alumna is named the founding Principal of Amber Charter School Washington Heights.

Veronica Almedina is a graduate of Lehman College where she was awarded a Master’s of Science degree in Childhood Education. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University.

Veronica Almedina is the founding principal of Amber Charter School Washington Heights. Prior to being named founding principal, Veronica was Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Amber Charter School East Harlem.

Veronica has experience as an elementary school teacher, where she has served as team leader and mentor to fellow teaching colleagues. After teaching for five years, Veronica was accepted into the Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program sponsored by the New York State Charter School Division.   Through this fellowship, she was awarded a certificate to serve as a School Leader to New York State Charter Schools.

In addition, Veronica is as an active coach in helping to train prospective educators who want to emerge as leaders in the educational system. Her passion in supporting aspiring future leaders has led her to become one of the founding members of The Latino Charter Leaders Roundtable. Since the launch of the roundtable Veronica has dedicated herself to supporting present and aspiring Latino Leaders of Charter Schools.

Veronica was awarded Mujer Destacada 2013 by El Diario La Prensa. This award acknowledged her as a Latina leader who through her hard work and determination, made a difference in her community.

As an education visionary, Veronica inspires those around her to create a progressive, dynamic and student-centered learning community that is grounded in character driven education. She promotes and fosters an essential partnership between families and to provide students with the optimal educational experience.