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Kareem Neal

Maryvale High School
2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year
Kareem Neal has taught self-contained special education for 22 years. The past 11 years, he has
taught at Maryvale High School. He has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from New Jersey
University. Kareem’s passion is in social justice issues. He is a member of the Phoenix Union
High School District’s (PUHSD) Political Engagement Team and the PUHSD Council of
Representatives for the teacher union. He is Vice President of the PUHSD Black Alliance. He is
the PUHSD PLC lead for self-contained special education. He is also the director of his school’s
UNITOWN Diversity Club. He is a Phoenix Union High School District restorative justice trainer.
He is the 2018 Arizona Education Association’s Diversity Grant recipient. Kareem is currently
serving his 2 nd year on the Arizona K12 Center’s Teacher Solutions Team and he is the 2019
Arizona Educational Foundation’s Teacher of the Year.