School Visit #2: Mary McLeod Bethune Academy

Today I had the privilege of visiting Mary McLeod Bethune Academy PCS and meeting with its founder and executive director, Dr. Linda McKay, and principal, Jubria Lewis. I also joined one of their classes and was able to engage with their bright scholars.

MMB's leaders discussed the work the team is doing to accelerate student learning, as well as the impact recent neighborhood housing closures have had on school attendance and their learning community. I shared my campaign priorities and how I'm pushing for greater collaboration between community and school in order to provide necessary supports for students. 

I look forward to joining MMB at their upcoming May 19 community day. 

Zachary Parker