Mary-Luisa has a very impressive personal and professional background as an accomplished educator in the high-performing charter school realm. Currently, she is a founding administrator for University Preparatory Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, a first year K-2 charter school. She has been an Assistant Principal at Rocketship Alma Academy in San Jose, California ( http://www.rsed.org ) as well as a classroom teacher at KIPP and other high-achieving charter schools. Both Rocketship and KIPP are among the highest performing charter school networks in the country. Mary-Luisa launched her career as an educator as a Teach for America corps member in the charter-vibrant city of New Orleans. This past summer, Mary-Luisa began her Master’s Degree with Teachers College of Columbia University, in New Orleans.
In her role as Assistant Principal, Mary-Luisa will oversee the implementation of our curriculum. She will develop and lead a school-wide student performance data system with the specific goal of elevating student academic outcomes. In addition, Mary-Luisa will guide our teachers through effective teaching practices to help our Suns achieve their highest levels of performance.