Principal's Message

  • Sasha Principal

    Sashemani Elliott

    Sashemani Elliott graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor’s in Childhood Education. She earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Technology from Adelphi University and holds a New York State School Building Leader Certification.

    In August 2011, Ms. Sasha joined Amber Charter School in East Harlem as Dean of Students and Testing Coordinator. Soon after she was promoted to Assistant Principal, and in 2014 she took on the role of Principal.  Before Ms. Sasha’s work at Amber she taught 5th and 6th grade at Grace Lutheran School.

    Ms. Sasha has presented professional development workshops at local, state and national conferences in such topics as anti-bullying, social studies in the classroom, creating interim assessments, effective leadership, differentiated instruction, and the common core standards. She serves on the board of the Center for Urban Education Ministries which is under the umbrella of Lutheran Social Services, and in 2015 received the Principal of the Year Award from National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Theta Chapter.

     Dear Families,

    Thank you so much for choosing Amber Charter School East Harlem to lay the important foundational work for your child’s education. We promise to provide a rich educational experience where children will become problem solvers, risk-takers, and lifelong learners. We also promise to expose your child to an array of enrichment opportunities that allow your child to taste excellence in areas outside the traditional academic setting. While test scores remain an important factor for our students, it is of equal value that we weigh Amber’s five character traits:






    Everything that we do at Amber is to ensure your child, our Amber Star, is ready for a successful journey to middle school and beyond. I look forward to working with you. Welcome to the Amber family.


    Sashemani Elliott