Dr. Vasthi Acosta is the executive director of Amber Charter Schools. Dr. Acosta previously worked in the New York City Department of Education as an assistant principal, consultant, and teacher. She was a college professor at Hostos Community College in the Early Childhood Education department. Dr. Acosta received both a Doctor of Education (EdD) and Master of Art degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University.