LIFE Male STEAM Academy

is pleased to announce our Head of School

Dr. Reginald Hickman

“I am honored to be appointed the Head of School for LIFE Male STEAM Academy. It is exciting to lead such an important and consequential endeavor with the mission to prepare all male scholars for college success and career readiness and to serve as a catalyst to increase the presence of African American males in the STEM pipeline. LIFE Male STEAM Academy will not only be transformational for the lives of our students but for western Pennsylvania as a whole.” -- Dr. Reginald Hickman

Reginald Hickman was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A in history in 1995 and a M.A.T in social studies in 1996. Dr. Hickman taught for eight years in a district right outside of Pittsburgh. He then moved into administration and spent eight years as a principal, two years as a grant coordinator and one year in central office. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017. Since 2018, he has been doing consulting work. The title of his dissertation was "Uplift the race: A cross-generational study on the motivating factors of African American men to become teachers."  Dr. Hickman’s areas of expertise are school leadership, culturally relevant curriculum and instruction, teacher assessment, and school culture and climate. He is the father of three children.

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