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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 AppleTree@ 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.
Rhonda (she/her/hers) is a transformational school leader with over a decade of service to private, public, and charter schools in the DC, Baltimore, and New York City areas. Born and raised in DC, she is committed to ensuring equitable educational opportunities for the most marginalized urban students by cultivating safe, culturally responsive, and 21st-century classroom environments.
She has been recognized as a highly effective teacher and leader for her ability to improve student and teacher performance. Rhonda has also participated in the New Leaders for New Schools Emerging Leaders Program and contributed to the Center for Inspired Teaching as a BLISS Curriculum Designer. Rhonda holds professional certifications in Secondary Social Studies and School Administration.
Rhonda obtained her Bachelor’s in History and African-American History from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree in Secondary Social Studies from the University of Maryland – College Park, Professional Certificate in Educational Leadership from George Washington University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate at The George Washington University.
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