LaKiesha George: Principal, Lower School @Exceed Charter School
LaKiesha George, the Principal of Exceed Charter School’s Kindergarten through Grade 5 cohort, is a founding charter school principal and an influential educational leader who urgently pushes for transformation. Leading the way through a community deemed as an educational desert, she built her school from the ground up to become the 2nd top-performing school within the network in just 3 years in Pittsburg, PA. Lakiesha joined Explore Schools in 2018 as the K-2 Academic Director and took the helm as the principal in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lehman College and earned a Master of Science in Education, with Distinctions from Mercy College in the Bronx. She holds a National Institute of School Leadership (NISL) Administrative Certification in School Leadership.
Jonathan Carrington: Principal, Lower School @Empower Charter School
Jonathan Carrington, Principal of Empower Charter School’s Kindergarten through Grade 5 cohort. He has over 17 years of experience in education, from serving as a teacher, Dean of Students, Academic Director and now school leader. Jonathan has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Jonathan takes great pride in providing the Crown Heights community with a quality elementary school option.