Abdullahi Ahmed Ph.D.
Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed has been the assistant principal at Deering High School in Portland since 2015. He taught physical science at Deering High School since 2005 and is the first certified public school teacher of Arabic Language in Maine beginning in 2013. He has also taught math, earth science, alternative education science, chemistry and physics at the middle and high school levels since 2003 in Portland Public Schools.
Dr. Ahmed earned a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Maine where conducted his dissertation research on Refugee Parental Involvement in Schools. He has his Masters of Science in Education from the University of Southern Maine, his teacher certification through the Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP) and his Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering from Pakistan.
Dr. Ahmed was born and raised in Somalia, a small country in East Africa. He speaks Somali, Arabic, English, and Urdu. He is married and father of four children. He enjoys playing football (Soccer), and likes to read and listen to people.