As a fourth generation educator, Waman grew up surrounded by models of progressive education in which every student was honored and could live, learn and grow in peace. After a short stint in politics in Washington, D.C., he relocated to New York City to better serve his community through the value of education instilled in him by his family. As he went on to lead his own classroom at Brooklyn Friends School, he began to introduce service and community activism to his students. Since then, he has taught in every grade except PreK and Kindergarten. As the founding Head of School at The Friends School of Atlanta, he helped to establish a standard of diversity, developmental education and experiential learning that has been essential to the community since 1991.