Meet Keedar Whittle
Educators change the lives of children. Children go on to change the world.
Keedar’s world opened up when his parents, Curtis and Marsha Whittle, instilled in him the understanding that education unlocks opportunities. His mother is a retired Atlanta Public Schoolsprincipal, and his sister, Zakiyya Whittle, now serves as an Assistant Principal for Clayton County.
Growing up in a family of educators, he decided to pursue higher education at Norfolk State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. While attending, he played basketball, performed in musical theater, and became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Keedar’s next adventure took him to Boston, where his love for education and the arts both flourished. While working as a science coordinator for three independent middle schools, he developed a new science curriculum and trained educators in its implementation, greatly strengthening the foundation of the science program. Simultaneously, he was performing with Hovey Players, winning his first acting award for his role in the Vietnam War play “G.R. Point.”
Keedar’s next stop was New York City, where he studied on Broadway at the famed Circle in The Square Theatre. After two years on Broadway, Hollywood called him out west to Los Angeles, where he continued his acting career while substitute teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
After twelve awesome years in LA — during which he met his wife — he returned home to Atlanta to dedicate himself to education full-time. Keedar is still inspired by the arts. However, his main focus is running and scaling Educators Now, which staffs quality educators in childcare facilities, grade schools, and after-school programs on a permanent or as-needed basis. Keedar’s latest venture is Tutors On Demand, which offers virtual or agreed upon location tutoring for all subjects K-12 and test preparation.
Passion for Improvement
While Keedar is passionate about supporting the education of all our young scholars, he is also always eager to learn. He recently graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program on the campus of Babson College. He also serves faithfully as a board member with the Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) in Atlanta and Rebound in Minneapolis, a group home serving first offenders. Keedar enjoys family life with his beautiful wife, Courtney Whittle, a lead Pediatrician for Kaiser Permanente Group. They have six beautiful children. The whole family loves to travel and to wear matching shirts at every birthday.