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Silverleaf Academy was founded by four entrepreneurs in January 2016

What is Silverleaf Academy?

Silverleaf Academy believes high quality affordable education should be available for all children.

Our company knows this can be achieved with highly trained teachers, student centred learning approaches, technology integration and increased parental involvement.  

We are creating a school chain focused on delivering these elements of quality education at an affordable price.

Our Mission

Providing High Quality-Affordable Education to All

Our Vision

A Future Filled with Opportunity

Our Team

Samwel Yonah­ Head Teacher

- Samwel Yonah -
Head Teacher

Samwel holds a Diploma in Education from Bishop Durning Teaching College. He has 6 years of teaching experience working within Tanzanian English Medium Private Schools.

Grace Makirita­ Classroom Teacher

- Grace Makirita­ -
Classroom Teacher

Grace holds a Certificate in Education from Intergrity Montessori Training Centre. She has 6 years experience working within Tanzanian English Medium Private schools. She is currently enrolled in Open University working toward a Bachelors of Education.

Kerri Elliott­ Education Lead

- Kerri Elliott­ -
Education Lead/Interim CEO

Kerri holds a B.S. in special education from Illinois State University, a Masters of Education in interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and a General Educational Administration Certificate from Aurora University. She has 12 years of classroom teaching experience and 8 years working in Tanzania on Educational Development projects.

Christian Linda Business Development

- Christian Massawe -
Marketing and Operations Manager

Christian was born and raised in Moshi. He attended J.K Nyerere primary school, Mawenzi Secondary for ordinary level and Longido High School. He continued on to study at Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies to pursue a bachelor of Art in Community Economic Development and worked with Anza as a BDA.

- Elingaya Massawe -

Elingaya is certified public accountant graduated from  the Institute of Finance Management (IFM). He is from Hai Kilimanjaro, with experince on group operations manager/group finance and admin manager. 

- Dr.Gordon Carver -
CEO & Co-Founder 

Gordon has worked on education projects in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Philippines, Sierra Leone and Tanazania in the past eight years. Gordon designed, set up and led the successful MGCubed girls' education project and the Train For Tomorrow teacher training projects in Ghana. Gordon is passionate about raising the quality of education available to all Tanzanian families. Gordon was born in Kenya, went to school in the UK, and is a graduate of Cambridge and Yale Universities.

Christian Linda Business Development

- Gladness Kampa-
M&E  Associate

Gladness  graduated from Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD) with bachelor degree in Community Development with bias in Project planning management. Currently she is on her way to finish her Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation from Open University of Tanzania. Her determination to help the community towards change especially in Education sector was what motivate her to join Silverleaf organisation.

- Agnetha Ambele -
Office Administrator.

Agnetha  was born and raised in Singida Region. she is an expert in Microfinance and Enterprise Development graduated at Moshi Cooperative University, one among the reason she joined Silverleaf Academy it's her love towards kids. 

- Raphael Mboya -
Chief Opertions Officer

Raphael is a graduate from Mzumbe University, and joins us from the MFI Opportunity International. Raphael will take a particular focus on developing our school property pipeline and contract negotiations, as well as overseeing all Silverleaf teaching staff in every school.

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