Dr. Ethan Ake-Little

Before arriving at SLSD, Dr. Ake-Little was the Director of Human Resources at the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and served as the Executive Director of the American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania, supporting nearly 60 affiliates statewide. As a Research Assistant at Temple University, he served as the President of the Temple University Graduate Students Association (AFT Local #6290), then the only graduate employee labor union in Pennsylvania, where he led the local’s fifth contract negotiations with Temple University. Before working in human resources, Dr. Ake-Little was the Assistant Director of STEM Academies at the School District of Philadelphia and a high school biology teacher first at the Charter High School for Architecture & Design (Philadelphia) and later at The Agnes Irwin School (Bryn Mawr).


Ph.D., Urban Education (Temple University) | M.Ed., Secondary Science Education (Chestnut Hill College) | B.A., History & Political Science (Drexel University)