Roshone Ault Lee
Gray Fellow 2020-21
Compelled by the opportunity to effect change on a larger scale, in 2005 Roshone Ault Lee founded the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media in New York City, a middle school that serves urban youth in grades 6 through 8. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Television, Radio, Film from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Education from Fordham University. Roshone is currently a doctoral candidate at Teachers College Columbia University. Her future professional aspirations encompass collaborating with organizations and communities to expand programs for disenfranchised youth locally, nationally, and globally. In addition, Roshone aspires to share the wealth of knowledge she has acquired with early career teachers and administrators in a university setting.
Her notable achievements include but are not limited to 2014 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient, 2014 and 2015 Learning Partners Program Host Principal, 2014 Middle School Quality Initiative Leadership Fellow and 2010 Cahn Fellow for Distinguished NYC Principals. Roshone is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Middle School Principals’ Association, Consuming Fire Ministries International, Inc. and Phi Delta Kappan International. Roshone serves as one of the lead principals for District 7’s Girls Empowerment Movement (GEMs) and a co-lead for My Sister’s Keeper NYC, a New City Department of Education initiative focused on changing life outcomes for girls, young women, and gender expansive young people. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children. Roshone enjoys regular spa visits, CrossFit training and travelling with her family. Her life’s mantra is “To whom much is given, much is required.”