Celia Sosa

Chief Executive Officer

Celia Sosa serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Leaders In Our Neighborhood Charter School. She began her work at LION in 2007 as a history teacher, which was followed by 12 years of service as the High School Director. She participated in the Charter Center’s Principal Support Network and was awarded an Emerging Leader Fellowship in 2009. During her time at LION, she has been involved in developing curriculum, chairing the social studies department, and many extracurricular activities. Some of these activities included developing and organizing the Dynamics of Difference Committee, student interview panels, wilderness trips, and coaching the school’s track team.

Before joining LION, Celia worked as a teacher at The Lorge School and The Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women. At each organization, she took on leadership roles becoming a Director of School Culture and Dean of Students. Additionally, while at Binghamton University, Celia was a co-founder of the local chapter of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Binghamton University and was awarded the Clifford D. Clark Fellowship for work on her master’s degree. She received a second master’s degree in education with a concentration in adolescent social studies from Pace University. Celia was a 2005 Teach For America corps member.

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