Achievement First
Endeavor Middle School

510 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238


Our school is near the C/G train (Clinton-Washington Aves.) & B26, B45 buses.

Bus transportation is provided to all students from .5 miles to 5 miles. Families may also utilize a paid van service or request MetroCards to be used weekdays before and after school.





Opened: September 2006
Grades: 5-8
Number of Students in 2019-20: 390
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 7:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday
Specials: Anime, basketball, board games, choir, civic engagement, fitness and more
Extracurriculars: Basketball, cheerleading, football, quiz bowl, soccer

“Home of the Chargers”

School Leaders

  • Shannon Williams-Paden

    Shannon Williams-Paden

    Shannon Williams-Paden is the principal of Achievement First Endeavor Middle School. Prior to this role, she served as Principal-In-Residence/academic dean at AF University Prep High. Mrs. Williams-Paden also made an impact as Principal-In-Residence/dean of special services at AF Apollo Middle, where she helped build a strong special education program, hitting end-of-year goals three months prior to the end of the school year. Before arriving at Achievement First, she served as a fifth/sixth grade teacher and leader at Rise Academy-KIPP New Jersey, where she oversaw the success of multiple grade teams, directed the Teacher Fellowship Program, and spearheaded professional development in diversity & inclusion during her 9-year tenure. She began her educational career as a 2007 Teach for America Corps Member, teaching third grade for Newark Public Schools, where her students showcased a 52% increase in math proficiency on the state assessment in 2008. Mrs. Williams-Paden earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and Africana studies from the University at Albany (SUNY), earned a master’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University, and completed the National Principals Academy fellowship program through the Relay Graduate School of Education. A Queens, New York native and product of NYC public schools, she is dedicated to ensuring all her students receive a high-quality education that will be the gateway towards building future leaders within our communities.

  • Caroline Roth

    Caroline Roth

    Caroline Roth is the principal of Achievement First Endeavor Middle School. Previously, Ms. Roth served as the school’s principal-in-residence and a National Principal Fellow through the Relay School of Education. Throughout her time at AF Endeavor, she led the Humanities Team through the introduction of the Common Core standards as an academic dean and was named a Distinguished Teacher. Prior to joining Achievement First, Ms. Roth taught both middle and high school in Los Angeles, California, and received her master’s in education from Loyola Marymount University. She graduated from Dartmouth College and is a native New Yorker.

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