Kojo Asamoa-Caesar

Kojo Asamoa-Caesar is the son of a certified nursing assistant and a taxi driver who instilled in him an undying belief in the American Dream. Propelled by this belief, he went on to attend college, where he served as student body president, and then after graduation went on to law school. After graduating from law school at the College of William & Mary, Kojo began his career as a kindergarten teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His students saw significant growth in their reading scores, and he was ultimately named Teacher of the Year at his school site after just his second year of teaching. Kojo later went on to serve as the founding principal of Greenwood Leadership Academy, an elementary school in north Tulsa, founded in 2017 as part of a partnership between the Met Cares Foundation and Tulsa Public Schools. He recruited, hired and managed a staff of 25 to operate a school serving over 250 students. Kojo most recently served as interim executive director at 36 Degrees North, a co-working space that serves as Tulsa’s basecamp for entrepreneurs, serving over 400 members representing over 180 small businesses and startups. Kojo still believes in the American Dream and is running for Congress to bridge the political divide and reestablish the values that unite us so that, together, we can make the American Dream a reality for all.