Taqiyah Gibbons is Atmosphere's 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher. Ms. Gibbons was born in Harlem, NY, and raised in the Bronx & Yonkers, NY. Ms. Gibbons attended Daemen University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, minoring in Pre-law, Criminal Justice, Black Studies, and Public History. While in undergrad, Ms. Gibbons was very involved on campus with her most notable roles being President of the Black Student Union and a Founding member of Daemen's Diversity Ambassadors. Ms. Gibbons then went on to dedicate her early career to education working in the non-profit sector for over 3 years at both Read Ahead and Teach For America. Ms. Gibbons recently attained her Master of Teaching at New York University in May of 2022. She enjoys traveling, being creative, being in nature, and spending time with loved ones. This is Ms. Gibbons's 2nd year of teaching and she aspires to have a loving classroom where democracy is taught, integrity is upheld, and respect is mutual.