Avise Hayes, is Principal of the Edgewood Elementary Campus (EEC), and joined DC Prep in 2013. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Principal of Culture leading student and team culture efforts throughout EEC. After completing her time as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member in Philadelphia, she stayed in the city to teach in a public middle school. She then became a Reading Curriculum Coordinator and TFA’s Professional Learning Community Coordinator. At KIPP Philadelphia Charter School she was also a 7th grade teacher and Chair, as well as the Assistant Principal. Avise’s BA is from Spelman College, and she holds two MS degrees from Chestnut Hill College and National Louis University.
“One of my most memorable moments at DC Prep was talking with the mother of a Preppie and hearing that as his preschool teacher I had, ‘changed the trajectory of her son's life’. This quote sticks with me every day.”
Sheneil Christian, Founding Resident Principal (Upcoming Elementary Campus)