Omar started his career as an elementary teacher for three years in North Carolina and Virginia before moving to California. Omar then served as an AP at KIPP and as a Founding AP at Rocketship Rising Stars. Over the course of his career, Omar has served as Grade Level Chair, on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council for Orange County Schools (NC), as well as an advisor to the Chief Academic Officer of Alexandria City Public Schools (VA). In 2015, Omar was recognized by GLSEN and awarded the iNSIDEoUT Advocate of the Year Award for his work addressing bullying and harassment of LGBTQ+ students in elementary schools. Omar holds a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and Supervision from Indiana University, Bloomington, and completed his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow.