Kakila Hunter is a New Jersey native currently residing in Newark, New Jersey. Kakila received her early education in the Newark Public Schools, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Pennsylvania State University, Behrend Campus, Erie, Pennsylvania.
After taking a substitute teaching position, Kakila found her passion for education and went on to a distinguished 20 plus year career with Irvington and Newark public schools. She highlights one of her career accomplishments as having the ability to connect with students at every level, giving them the desire to want to learn.
Kakila currently serves as Lead Science Teacher with the Newark Public Schools and was instrumental in the district’s effort to increase students’ awareness of the importance of Science. She is also writing an entrepreneurial program for students.
In addition to teaching, Kakila also operates a successful business called An Extra Touch, which helps women understand how to best accessorize their wardrobe for various occasions.
On a personal note, Kakila is a member of Cathedral International in the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Kakila is the proud mother of two daughters, Tashiya and Kaileene, and believes that prayer, hard work, determination, and perseverance leads to success.