AppleTree Early Learning Lincoln Park opened its doors at 12th street in 2011 after operating initially at a temporary location within Eastern High School. Lincoln Park campus is a vibrant campus, uniquely housed in a residential community in the heart of Capitol Hill.
Today, AppleTree Early Learning Lincoln Park is proud to serve 60 children in 3 classrooms. Lincoln Park values family involvement. Families are given the opportunity to participate in their children’s classroom on a regular basis, and we have parent workshops and trainings at least once a month. Our families have developed strong relationships with each other and our Parents At AppleTree (PAT) group is very active in planning activities and supporting the school.
Megan Marrinan joins AppleTree as the new Resident Principal at our Lincoln Park Campus for the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Marrinan completed her principal residency at both Boston Public Schools, where she worked to strengthen early childhood instruction, and Waltham Public Schools, where she worked to support inclusive practices. Ms. Marrinan has a successful professional history as a special education teacher in Chicago Public Schools. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at Florida State University and a Masters of Art in Teaching Special Education through Teach For America at National Louis University. Most recently, she completed a Masters in School Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Ms. Marrinan is thrilled to be a member of the AppleTree community and lead Lincoln Park in ensuring an excellent education for each student by providing them with the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to thrive in school. Ms. Marrinan is committed to increasing educational equity for all students, and is excited to begin supporting the students, families, and teachers of AppleTree’s Lincoln Park campus.
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