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From the Principal


Doris Dapaah, principal of Benjamin Turner Academy.

Doris Dapaah was born in Harlem, New York and grew up in Yonkers. Her family is originally from Ghana, West Africa and she is first generation born in the United States. She has over 15 years of experience as an educator. She has taught social studies, reading, study skills, and AVID at the middle school level. Most recently, she served as an Assistant Principal at the high school level and Principal at Rebecca Turner Elementary School.

Before becoming an administrator, Ms. Dapaah was a classroom teacher for three years at a parochial school in Yonkers, five years with the Fulton County Schools in Georgia, three years with Harlem Children Zone Promise Academy, and six years in the Mount Vernon City School District.  

Ms. Dapaah holds an advanced degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the College of Saint Rose. She also has a Master’s in Education from Liberty University, a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the City College of New York.