Sukara Elán Dean joined Open Doors Academy in 2022. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Sukara attended Norte Dame Cathedral Latin High School in Chardon, Ohio and graduated from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohi,o with a Bachelor’s (B.A.) in Communications. She went on to receive her Master’s (MFA) in Film and Digital Technology from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2017.
After graduating she has worked with many programs for children and teen in the Greater Cleveland area, including serving as a summer camp counselor for National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) at Case Western Reserve University and as a summer camp teacher of bucket drumming at the Rainey Institute. She has also worked in the Beachwood School District for the Apollo After School Program.
As always, Sukara is eager to offer her creative spirit to support children in their learning and growth as they explore new ideas and endless possibilities.