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Dr. Tamika A. Pollins has experience as a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Hudson County NJ. Previously, Dr. Pollins served as a Principal and an Assistant Director of School Implementation and Educator Evaluation for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before joining the team at Rutgers, Dr. Pollins worked for the Rhode Island Department of Education as an Educator Quality Specialist. She led the design of the Student Learning Objective process that is currently being implemented as a part of the Rhode Island Model Educator Evaluation and Support System. Before her work in Rhode Island, she served in various roles – as an Academic Data and Assessment Specialist/Testing Coordinator and as a classroom teacher in Houston (Aldine Independent School District). Her career began in Pennsylvania where she taught in both urban (School District of Philadelphia) and suburban (North Penn School District) settings.

In addition to the pivotal role she played in the implementation of the Rhode Island Evaluation Model, Dr. Pollins was also an adjunct professor at Johnson and Wales University. She has earned her doctoral degree from Northeastern University in Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Master of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Education Administration and Curriculum & Instruction. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University in the area of Elementary Education. She is currently certified as a Superintendent, Principal, Curriculum Supervisor and Teacher.