AppleTree is excited to partner with Perry Street Prep to provide an engaging introduction to school for three- and four-year olds by operating two preschool and two pre-kindergarten classrooms at Perry Street Prep. AppleTree@Perry Street Prep opened in August 2015 and currently serves 80 students.
Our AppleTee@ model means that we provide a high quality preschool and pre-K at Perry Street Prep public charter school that goes to 8th grade. AppleTree students are enrolled at Perry Street Prep and we work closely with the kindergarten teachers to ensure a successful transition from pre-K to elementary school.
Sharday Melton joined AppleTree as the new Resident Principal of AppleTree@Perry Street Prep for the 2017-2018 school year. Before joining AppleTree, Ms. Melton worked as an instructional coach serving two of the District’s public charter schools. She has wide-ranging experience with teaching students in preschool through eighth grade, as well. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bowie State University and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educating for Change from Trinity Washington University. She is deeply committed to providing every student, teacher, and stakeholder the unique tools they need to develop themselves academically, socially, and emotionally. After successful completion and endorsement of the New Leaders – Emerging Leaders Program, she will continue her work with New Leaders in the Aspiring Principals Program. Ms. Melton is excited about building relationships with the AppleTree community while closing the achievement gap for the District’s smallest scholars.
AppleTree President and CEO Jack McCarthy was inducted in the DC Charter Hall of Fame at the FOCUS Gala on March 22, 2018. It was a wonderful evening also celebrating the impact on DC charter schools ...Read More →
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