Jaleelah Ahmed is selected as superintendent.

Jaleelah Ahmed to begin as Superintendent on July 1, 2019.
Posted on 05/20/2019
J. Ahmed



May 16, 2019


The Board of Education of Hamtramck Public Schools is pleased to announce that at its public meeting on May 15 it selected Jaleelah Ahmed as its next superintendent of schools.  Ms. Ahmed will begin in her new position on July 1.  She is following Tom Niczay, who is retiring on June 30 after 41 years of service in Hamtramck Schools, the last 11 as its superintendent.

Ms. Ahmed has been the English Language Development (ELD) Director for Hamtramck Schools since the fall of 2016.  Her 22 years as an educator also include successful experience as a principal and district resource teacher, bilingual teacher and Title I specialist.  In addition, she is currently a part-time faculty member and coordinator at Wayne State University and a School Improvement Consultant. 

Ms. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Master of Arts degree in Education with a K-12 Educational Leadership Endorsement as well as endorsements as a K-12 Literacy Specialist and in ESL.  She is currently working toward earning her Doctorate degree in Curriculum Instruction and Educational Leadership at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus. 

In her new role Ms. Ahmed is looking forward to building on the strong connections she has already established in Hamtramck to lead all stakeholders forward in a process of continuous growth and improvement, focusing on the learning and well-being of each and every student.  She states, “It is an honor to serve Hamtramck Public Schools and I look forward to collaborating with the school board, staff, families, community and organizations.  Collectively, we will make a difference in the lives of our students. It is an exciting time for us and I am thrilled to work with so many talented people to ensure that students receive the maximum opportunities for them to thrive in a global society.”

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