English Department Chairperson - Sojourn High School in Newark, NJ
Certified English Teacher.
Mr. Lamie Jimmeh was born in Newark, New Jersey, but raised in East Orange, Jersey. He’s a product of the East Orange School system. Both of Mr. Jimmeh’s parents hail from the country Liberia, located in West Africa. Growing up Mr. Jimmeh’s parents instilled in him the idea of self-worth and hard-work. His father Mr. Garba Jimmeh worked in UMDNJ for almost 18 years. His mother Benedicta Jimmeh worked as a school and church secretary for about 10 years. She’s currently working as a Teacher's assistant in the South Orange School District in New Jersey. Mr. Jimmeh has an older brother Mr. Joe Jimmeh who works with kids with autism.
Mr. Lamie Jimmeh has a degree in General Science as well as English Literature. As an undergrad Mr. Jimmeh was inducted in the Chi Alpha Epsilon – Academic National Honor Society. He is an English Teacher who has taught in various educational environments. He’s taught at charter schools, public schools and is currently teaching within Juvenile Justice and Home Instruction. Besides teaching Mr. Jimmeh prides himself on his photography, graphic designs and mentoring young men of color. Mr. Jimmeh mentors' children by way of the Big Brothers Big Sisters non for profit. Mr. Jimmeh also partakes in public speaking engagements. In the past Mr. Jimmeh has spoken and led peaceful protest calling out injustices. Mr. Jimmeh understands the injustices that plague people of color and the slim room for error and brutality that plague such people historically. Mr. Jimmeh is a member of Iota Phi Theta, fraternity Incorporated. He pledged at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and is a charter member and first Polaris (President) of his chapter. Later Mr. Jimmeh transferred to New Jersey City University where he then became the Polaris (President) of that chapter. Mr. Jimmeh believes that “there’s no rule in life that says you have to do one thing”. He preaches this to the young children he mentors as well as the young men and woman located at the Juvenile Detention Center in Newark, New Jersey.