Victoria Ankrah
Executive Director - Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA

Victoria joined Acelero Learning in 2007 as the Director of Acelero Learning - Camden. In her current role as Executive Director, the Camden/Philadelphia program has grown from serving 90 infants and toddlers operating out of a single facility in Camden to a funded enrollment of over 1,000 children between the ages of zero and five in eight different facilities. Victoria was first introduced to Head Start as a preschooler herself--and benefited from participating in a high-quality program. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in Paterson, New Jersey, and also worked as a preschool teacher for two years while pursuing her master's degree. In the classroom, she recognized a desperate need in the system to better support and educate children from disadvantaged or underprivileged backgrounds at an earlier age. As a result, Victoria changed her career focus to be a change agent in early childhood education. Prior to joining Acelero Learning, Victoria worked as the Educational Manager for five years at a Head Start program in Plainfield, New Jersey. She holds a master's degree in early childhood education from Montclair University.