About Us

Silverleaf Academy was founded by four entrepreneurs in January 2016

What is Silverleaf Academy?

Silverleaf Academy is Tanzania's first chain of affordable pre-primary and primary private English Medium schools.

Silverleaf Academy was founded in 2016 by four entrepreneurs with a mission to provide the highest quality education possible at the most affordable price.

Silverleaf Academy students will not leave us without full mastery of the basic skills of writing, reading and counting, whilst also being prepared for a world where critical thinking, team collaboration, and entrepreneurship are a must.

Starting in Moshi and Arusha, we will offer preprimary and primary English medium private schooling.

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

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 -
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.

- 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.

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