Founding School Principal
Kojo Asamoa-Caesar is the founding school principal of Greenwood Leadership Academy.
Mr. Asamoa-Caesar most recently served as the Director of Student Engagement at Tulsa Legacy Charter School where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining a school culture that was conducive to student learning across two school buildings.
Mr. Asamoa-Caesar began his career in education as a member of Teacher for America through which he served as a kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher at Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School (the predecessor to Tulsa Legacy Charter School). As an early childhood teacher, Mr. Asamoa-Caesar’s students saw significant growth in their reading scores. He was ultimately named Teacher of the Year at Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School for the 2014-2015 school year.
In between his time at Tulsa Legacy, Kojo Asamoa-Caesar served as Director of Outreach and Operations for the Office of Colorado Senator Mike Johnston and was instrumental in marshaling 13 bills through the legislative process, ten of which were signed into law.
Kojo Asamoa-Caesar was born in Alexandria, Virginia to an immigrant, working-class, single mother from Ghana. He graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Communications, and from William & Mary Law School with his Juris Doctorate. While at Old Dominion, Mr. Asamoa-Caesar co-founded and served as president of To Respect Unite Support & Teach (T.R.U.S.T.), a not for profit organization committed to encouraging youth volunteerism. Under his leadership, T.R.U.S.T. expanded to over 700 student members. It is now based on three college campuses.
Mr. Asamoa-Caesar’s passion is to build communities where everyone can achieve their highest potential. He believes education is the most powerful tool we can use to change the world, and he wakes up and works hard every day to do just that.