Renowned for her expertise in education, home economics and health care, Allamay Anderson has been thriving as a professional development consultant in New York City since 1978. She started her career as a school food service dietitian for the New York City Board of Education from 1968 to 1988, and in 1988, she transitioned to become a home and career skills teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School. A year later, Ms. Anderson joined the staff of Manhattan High School as a special education teacher, where she stayed for six years before becoming as AIDS resource coordinator. Ms. Anderson also garnered experience as a partner of Masiba Building Corp., owner of AEA Development Service, and executive board member of the School Education Alumni Association at Fordham University. From 2014 to 2018, she lent her services as an elementary school math and literary tutor at Kalamazoo Public Schools.
When Ms. Anderson isn’t working, she enjoys being active in her community. She is currently a leadership member of the Western Michigan University Life Long Learning Academy Center for Gerontology, where she has been since 2011. Prior to that, she was an assistant presiding partner of the Dynamic Investors Club from 1996 to 2007, and a member of the Long Island 28 Episcopal Cursillo in 1991, as well as a general vestry member and a vestry member of youth ministries for the Grace Episcopal Church from 1982 to 1985 and from 1996 to 1999, respectively. In 1983, Ms. Anderson was a member of the Kwanza Advisory Committee Urban Coalition in Puerto Rico, and from 1980 to 1983, she was an officer of the New York City Community Development Agency. She was also involved with the League for Better Community Life in the ‘70s.
Ms. Anderson prepared for her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College and the City University of New York in 1975, a certificate in professional management from Adelphi University in 1975, and a Master of Science in education from Fordham University in 1984. She ensured that she stayed current on all of the happenings in her industry by joining organizations like the United Federation of Teachers, the Queens College Home Economics Alumni Association, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Over the years, Ms. Anderson has accrued a number of accolades for her achievements. She was honored with the Mothers Hope Award in 2011, the Clergy Award from the Fordham University School of Education in 2006, the Concourse Village Branch Positive Image Award from Key Women of America, Inc., in 2005, and the Community Service Award from New York State United Teachers in 2001, among others. She has also been recognized in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women, as well as one volume of Who’s Who in American Education.