Board of Directors

Auxiliary Staff

Dr. Ra U.N. Amen, Hon.D.D.,

Merisa A. Amen,
Director of Operations

Enensa A.M. Amen,
Community Manager


Edwina DeGrant
Edwina DeGrantPrincipal

KPI exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum and foster a love of learning through the arts.
Kamit Preparatory Institute is a learning community, where shared values, cooperation, independent thinking, and decision-making infuse every aspect of each child’s school day. Our goal is that KPI students will approach their daily activities with responsibility, enthusiasm, respect for the ideas and accomplishments of others, and a spirit of inquiry that is fueled by joy and passion for learning. We provide a safe and comfortable educational environment for all students.

While helping them to recognize that learning is a process, our faculty and staff encourage all students to think creatively. We want our students to approach each task actively, curiously, and thoughtfully. Clarity of expression and thoroughness of presentation are goals that KPI students should strive to achieve, consistently.
Children mature and develop at different rates; we challenge our students but at the same time maintain realistic performance expectations. We want our students to strive for excellence, to fully achieve their potential, and to progress as members of a learning community.


Pamela Buaqerta Houser
Pamela Buaqerta Houser2nd Grade Teacher
Tanya Hornage
Tanya Hornage3rd Grade Teacher
Netert Amen
Netert Amen4th Grade Teacher
Akhuamstut Ambak
Akhuamstut Ambak5th Grade Teacher
Sats Kamit Lewis
Sats Kamit Lewis6th Grade Instructor
Michael Hawkins
Michael Hawkins9th Grade Instructor
Ur Ankhti Holmes
Ur Ankhti HolmesMiddle School Math
Maat Tchaas Holmes
Maat Tchaas HolmesHigh School ELA
Shemsut Amen
Shemsut Amen1st Grade Teacher
Hetep Golding
Hetep Golding1st Grade Teacher
Karatur Floyd
Karatur Floyd3rd Grade Teacher

Cultural Arts Instructors

Tiffany Webb-Stoney
Tiffany Webb-StoneyJazz, Modern, Hip Hop, African Dance
Senfu Ab Stoney
Senfu Ab StoneyAfrican Drums
Tcheser Holmes
Tcheser HolmesPercussion

Contact Us

General Inquiries:
Email Edwina DeGrant

For new enrollment,
call Pamela Houser:
(347) 446-0234

H.S.A. Amentra Maat Holmes
H.S.A. Amentra Maat HolmesLower School Principal, Cultural Arts Program Founder

In Loving Memory

Sh. Maati Urrama Lewis
Sh. Maati Urrama LewisHigh School ELA