Pearl Boateng is an International Development Researcher and Adviser at the Education Development Trust. Some of her experience includes teaching Maths in UK secondary schools, research, teacher training and professional development, curriculum development, community engagement and project management in developing contexts. She has an MA in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex, is a qualified Maths teacher, and holds a PGCE in Mathematics from the UCL Institute of Education as well as a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, London.
She began her education career mentoring students and teaching Maths in after school clubs in London as a student before joining the Teach First programme after her undergraduate studies. After completing the Teach First programme, she moved to Ghana where she worked as the Education Lead for DFID Girls Education Challenge Programme – Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) working across rural districts in Greater Accra and Northern Volta. Whilst in Ghana, Pearl connected with other likeminded Ghanaians to co-create Teach For Ghana, one of the first African partners of the Teach For All network for which is she a Founding Ambassador. Pearl is passionate about Ghana and Africa’s progress through education and champions teachers’ empowerment.