Vasthi R. Acosta, Member, Amber Charter School
Vasthi Reyes Acosta is the Executive Director of Amber Charter School. Dr. Acosta was hired at Amber in 2007 as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2008 she was appointed Head of School/Principal, a position she held until 2014 when she became Executive Director.
Dr. Acosta has worked in the NYC Department of Education as Assistant Principal, Consultant and teacher. She was a college professor at Hostos Community College in the Early Childhood Education department, a curriculum developer and teacher trainer at Teachers College. She is the founding convener of the Latino Charter Leaders Roundtable.
Dr. Acosta is a graduate of Columbia University’s Teachers College where she was awarded both a Doctor of Education and Master of Arts degrees. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University. She is the wife of Appellate Justice Rolando T. Acosta, and mother to son, Lucas, daughter Zila, and son in law Brian.