Demetria Harvin-Shomala » Ms. Harvin-Shomala's Bio

Ms. Harvin-Shomala's Bio

Ms. Harvin-Shomala's passion for youth and education was ignited while she worked with at-risk youth at an alternative-to-incarceration program. She was also inspired by her mother, a former teacher and her father, a retired sports writer for the New York Times. Ms. Shomala, aka Ms. S, grew up reading, playing the clarinet and participating in dance and drama classes in Harlem, NY where she was raised. She attended New York City’s public schools and is a proud graduate of Brooklyn Tech and Howard University. While at Howard, she majored in journalism and wrote articles for her college newspaper and yearbook. In 2017, Ms. S earned her Master’s Degree from the Hunter College School of Education and is a proud third year teacher and new member of the AFSE family. She loves the arts, writing, travel, dancing and trying new recipes and looks forward to working with her students, their families and the AFSE staff.