Ameeta Schmitt

I am an Assistant Principal at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. Formerly, I taught grades 9-12
for 7 years as a Foreign Language instructor. I recently completed my Doctorate in Education
where my work focused on language, literacy, and culture. Throughout the program, I was also
involved in Social Justice Advocacy work. Being an employee in a highly diverse building has
stretched my thinking about what it meant to have a healthy school. The more I learned, the
stronger my drive to strive for healthy school grew. For me, a primary focus is on the prevalence
of food desserts in parts of the city and lack of public transportation to access food sources.