Katarah Jordan is a lifelong learner and educator and believes that every child deserves to be successful and thrive from cradle to career. Katarah lives by the motto “What’s Healthy Grows.” She understands that healthy, enriching and well communities begin with classrooms that are an extension of the love and encouragement that every scholar deserves at home.
She is eager to be working directly with Resurrected Community Development Corporation as the James Lawson Freedom School Director, to provide scholars with an enriching learning experience designed to foster mastery and a love for one’s community. Katarah understands that our scholars deserve safe, supportive and equitable spaces where they can explore all of their possibilities and actualize their potential. Centering her work in community collaboration and exploratory learning she is dedicated to pushing forward a research-based and holistic multicultural program model that supports scholars, their families, their community and their world. Katarah brings a wealth of lived experience and a proven track record of being a transformative leader and growing the reach and the teams and organizations she leads through excellence, accountability, curiosity and innovation.
Prior to her food banking career as Director of Second Harvest Food Bank, Katarah has had a lifetime of leadership roles. She has served in various capacities with PASA Sustainable Agriculture, is a 2021 Rider-Pool Collective Impact Fellow. In the summer of 2021, Katarah completed a coveted immersion fellowship at Soul Fire Farm in Summer 2021 a black-led, liberation focused incubator farm.
Katarah earned her M.Ed. from East Stroudsburg University in Education and her BA from Lincoln University. A certified Master Gardener, her passions lie within the soil, and in the classroom. If she could teach anything it would be to teach people to grow their own food.