Onaje H.

Onaje Harper is a clinical faculty member in mathematics with the Johns Hopkins School of Education, Urban Teachers program in Dallas-Fort Worth. He brings decades of mathematics instructional experience at both the secondary and college level to Urban Teachers. He previously served as dean of Hampton Preparatory High School and a teacher leader for the Uplift Education network of charter schools.

He has taught mathematics at Brookhaven College and North Central Texas College. He holds a masters in education in public school leadership from Columbia University Teachers College in New York and a masters in higher education instruction from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. He inspires novice teachers to see students as complex people, not data points. He urges teachers to build a rapport with students to help them grow excited about math.

• Columbia University, Teachers College, Master of Science in Education, Public School Leadership
• Texas A&M, Commerce, Texas, Master of Science in Higher Education Instruction
• Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Bachelor of Science in Physics

Academic positions
• Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Urban Teachers Clinical Faculty Member for Mathematics, Dallas-Fort Worth, 2017- to the present
• Southern Methodist University, Institute for Evidence-Based Education, Math Research Data Collector, 2010
• Brookhaven College, Faculty Member in Mathematics, 2002-08
• North Central Texas College, Adjunct Faculty Member in Mathematics, 2005-07

Other professional positions
• Hampton Preparatory High School- Uplift Education, Dean, 2015-2017
• Summit International Preparatory High School- Uplift Education, Mathematics Instructor, 2011-15
• Uplift Education, AP Calculus Teacher Leader, 2013-15
• Eagle Scholars Summer Program, Vickery Meadow Foundation and Southern Methodist University, Mathematics Curriculum Developer, 2011
• Garland Independent School District, Mathematics Instructor, 2008-11
• Nestor Consultants, Senior Consultant, 2006-08

Teaching experience
Geometric thinking

• The College Board, National Advisory Committee – Dream Deferred Conference, 2016-18
• Teaching Trust, Education Policy Fellow, 2013
• National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Member, 2009-present
• Dallas Urban League Young Professionals, Member, 1996-present