R. Blankenburg Elementary School (Turnaround) PreK - 8

Principal
LeAndrea Baltimore-Hagan

4600 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19131
Phone: 215.581.5505

I will stand tall And stand for something I will move forward And move mountains I will make more than a difference I will make history Yeah! Blankenburg

Rudolph Blankenburg Elementary School (Turnaround Network)

Dear Blankenburg Elementary Families,

 

My name is LeAndrea Hagan and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Blankenburg Elementary School. I am honored to have been selected to join the Blankenburg Elementary School in the Turnaround Network this year. Over the past 14 years, I have worked as a teacher, teacher leader and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. My goal for every student at our school is to leave reading on or above grade levels and ensure that every student masters grade level mathematics standards. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together.  

 

Blankenburg Elementary School was recently named one of three new school entering the Turnaround Network.  The goal of the network is to provide high quality instruction, build a strong school culture and to connect with parents and the community.  I’ve spent the last four months with our leadership team recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best teachers for our students. I am pleased to announce that our school will have additional resources to ensure that we meet our academic, climate and community goals. Blankenburg is gaining an Assistant Principal, Climate Manager, Parent Liaison, Behavior Specialist, two academic coaches, and a Children’s Literacy Initiative (C.L.I.) coach to help support our Turnaround goals.

My goal is to also ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they can leave reading and writing on grade level and mastering grade level mathematics standards.  This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching in the School District of Philadelphia over 14 years ago.  I taught at Barratt Middle School for three years, I taught and led at Morton Elementary for ten years, served as the Assistant Principal at Bryant Promise Academy last year. In addition to teaching I’ve coached cheerleading, coached a student to win the School District of Philadelphia Spelling Bee, mentored new teachers, supervised professional scorers who rated potential teacher portfolios, coordinated school wide positive behavior supports plans, earned an award as Assistant Principal for Early Literacy work so much more!  My greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am a mother of two beautiful girls: Myrlandria (Kuks) 7 years old and Alaynah (Raj)-3 years old.  I also have a wonderful supportive husband. My goal is to work tirelessly to ensure all of your children have the best education as I expect from my own child’s school.

 

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I will be working most days this summer to ensure for a smooth transition and opening in September. We will also have a Principal and staff Barbeque on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11AM-2PM.  Please spread the word to everyone in the Blankenburg family. I look forward to meeting you very soon.

Sincerely,


LeAndrea Hagan

Principal                                                                 

 

Points of Pride

  • Chess Club
  • WEPAC Volunteers and Library 
  • Science Club 
  • Gear Up
  • Soccer Team
  • Girls and Boys Track Team

 

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