Amour Carthy is an EdTech professional and founder of the boutique education consulting firm, Education Innovations. In addition, she is a first generation college graduate. She earned her BA from Spelman College in History (Latin American Studies) & Education (Secondary), her MA from Temple University in African American Studies, and her Ed.M. from Harvard University in Education Policy & Management. Amour Carthy is originally from Oakland, California. She started her career as a high school history teacher in the public school of Los Angeles and went on to teach in Atlanta. She decided to go back to school and went to Harvard Graduate School of Education to see if she could make a bigger impact in education in a different realm. From there she went to work as a school administrator, large central office administrator, an ed policy advisor in the Georgia House Representatives, an administrator at Morehouse College to help prepare college students to teach, and took a leap into the EdTech space. She jumped into the EdTech space first answering customer phone calls, climbed her way into Implementation, and finally found her way into Customer Success. Her roles in Customer Success in the EdTech and GovTech space allowed her to utilize her passion for Education and Policy in order to ensure that various communities that have historically been ignored were heard. In the midst of building her career, she desired to make an impact in her community. She participated in the rigorous Los Angeles CORO Fellowship leadership program and eventually ran for office in Los Angeles and won. She was elected to represent residents in the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, a branch of the Los Angeles City Council. After nearly two decades away from politics, she was appointed by the 1st female mayor of Roswell, Georgia to become the 1st African American Recreation and Parks Commissioner in 2019. Amour is also the proud owner of a boutique education consulting firm, Education Innovations, where she helps students to get into college, graduate from college, and prepare for life after college. She has helped hundreds of students gain admission and funding into top notch colleges and graduate schools that have included Morehouse, Spelman, MIT, UPenn, NYU, Rice, and many more just to name a few. Amour lives in the Atlanta Metro Area with her husband and son. She loves tech, history, learning, traveling, laughing, good conversation, helping people reach their dreams, and good food (she’s a vegetarian).
Last modified: May 15, 2023