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Sharif El-Mekki

Chief Executive Officer The Center for Black Educator Development

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Sharif El-Mekki Biography

Sharif El-Mekki is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Black Educator Development. Launched in June 2019, the Center for Black Educator Development is revolutionizing education by dramatically increasing the number of Black educators so that low-income Black and other disenfranchised students can reap the full benefits of a quality public education.

Prior to founding the Center, Sharif was a nationally recognized principal and U.S. Department of Education Principal Ambassador Fellow. His school, Mastery Charter Shoemaker, was recognized by President Obama and Oprah Winfrey, and received the prestigious EPIC award for three consecutive years for being among the top three schools in the country for accelerating students’ achievement levels. In 2014, Sharif founded The Fellowship – Black Male Educators for Social Justice, an organization dedicated to recruiting, retaining and developing Black male teachers. In 2019, he began the Center full-time in order to accelerate his mission to rebuild the Black Teacher Pipeline. Sharif is a blogger on Phillys7thWard, a member of the 8 Black Hands podcast, and serves on several boards and committees focused on educational and racial justice.

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  • How do I book Sharif El-Mekki to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Sharif El-Mekki for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Sharif El-Mekki, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Sharif El-Mekki or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Sharif El-Mekki

    Speaking fees for Sharif El-Mekki, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Sharif El-Mekki are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Sharif El-Mekki, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Sharif El-Mekki speak about?

    Sharif El-Mekki is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Diversity Speakers, Education, TED.
  • Where does Sharif El-Mekki travel from?

    Sharif El-Mekki generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Sharif El-Mekki’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Sharif El-Mekki for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sharif El-Mekki for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Sharif El-Mekki or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Chief Executive Officer The Center for Black Educator Development

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Sharif El-Mekki Biography

Sharif El-Mekki is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Black Educator Development. Launched in June 2019, the Center for Black Educator Development is revolutionizing education by dramatically increasing the number of Black educators so that low-income Black and other disenfranchised students can reap the full benefits of a quality public education.

Prior to founding the Center, Sharif was a nationally recognized principal and U.S. Department of Education Principal Ambassador Fellow. His school, Mastery Charter Shoemaker, was recognized by President Obama and Oprah Winfrey, and received the prestigious EPIC award for three consecutive years for being among the top three schools in the country for accelerating students’ achievement levels. In 2014, Sharif founded The Fellowship – Black Male Educators for Social Justice, an organization dedicated to recruiting, retaining and developing Black male teachers. In 2019, he began the Center full-time in order to accelerate his mission to rebuild the Black Teacher Pipeline. Sharif is a blogger on Phillys7thWard, a member of the 8 Black Hands podcast, and serves on several boards and committees focused on educational and racial justice.

Sharif El-Mekki Videos

  • Recapturing the Black Teaching Tradition - Sharif El-Mekki
    Recapturing the Black Teaching Tradition. How Can Our Communities Help? Sharif El-Mekki & Karen Hunter
  • Social Justice in Education - Sharif El-Mekki | CFE Speaker Series

FAQs on booking Sharif El-Mekki

  • How do I book Sharif El-Mekki to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Sharif El-Mekki for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Sharif El-Mekki, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Sharif El-Mekki or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Sharif El-Mekki

    Speaking fees for Sharif El-Mekki, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Sharif El-Mekki are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Sharif El-Mekki, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Sharif El-Mekki speak about?

    Sharif El-Mekki is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Diversity Speakers, Education, TED.
  • Where does Sharif El-Mekki travel from?

    Sharif El-Mekki generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Sharif El-Mekki’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Sharif El-Mekki for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sharif El-Mekki for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Sharif El-Mekki or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Sharif El-Mekki is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sharif El-Mekki for your event is available upon request. Sharif El-Mekki generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Afrika Afeni Mills, Larnell Lewis, Malcolm London, Freeman Hrabowski and John Legend. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sharif El-Mekki for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sharif El-Mekki Speaker Videos

  • Recapturing the Black Teaching Tradition - Sharif El-Mekki
    Recapturing the Black Teaching Tradition. How Can Our Communities Help? Sharif El-Mekki & Karen Hunter
    Social Justice in Education - Sharif El-Mekki | CFE Speaker Series

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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