370 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Opened: August 2013
Grades: K to four
Number of Students in 2016-17: 353
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary provides students with the academic and character skills they to need to graduate from top colleges, succeed in a competitive world, and serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities. We embrace that we are a reflection of our community. In every community there is work to be done, and in every heart lies the power to do this work. Our students are starting on the journey to lead true change in our communities from the first day of school. In order to achieve this, we equip students with a college-focused education as well as teach them to honor their own voices and those of their communities—school, peer, city and family. Through joyful, student-centered, rigorous instruction, unwaveringly high academic and character expectations for all students, and an appreciation and celebration of each child as an individual, Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary develops self-confident leaders who believe they can forge the path to accomplish any goal better they set for themselves and their communities—now and in the future.
Morgan Carter is the founding principal of Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary. To prepare for this role, she participated in rigorous leadership training through Achievement First’s Principal-in-Residence program and KIPP’s School Leadership Program. During the last six years, Ms. Carter helped drive student achievement at Amistad Academy Elementary in New Haven, Conn., where she was a founding teacher, grade level chair and academic dean. She earned a B.A. in history with a secondary teaching endorsement from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in elementary literacy and math from Walden University. Ms. Carter is excited to work closely with Rhode Island families and communities to help students from Providence, North Providence, Cranston and Warwick climb the mountain to college. She is also looking forward to helping students understand the unique strengths of each community as they grow to become leaders in Greater Providence and the world.
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