School Team

LEA's team is comprised of dedicated, experienced, and passionate men and women with hearts oriented toward the advancement of society, through the advancement of young people. 


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Dr. Chukwuma Ekwelum

Executive Director


Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Year(s) in Teaching & Administration: 12

Background: B.A., Creative Writing & Literature; M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary Education); Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Advice to Younger Self: "Choose your friends wisely!"



Mrs. Vanessa Ekwelum

Executive Assistant


Hometown: Odense, Denmark

Year(s) in Administration: 2

Background: B.Sc., Biomedicine; M.Sc., Molecular Medicine

Advice to Younger Self: "Don't be in a rush to grow up!"