2020 A+ Educator: Shemi Edwards, Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School


Science Teacher, Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School


Her Nominator Says:

“Ms. Edwards is an amazing teacher! She cares about her students and teaches them very innovative approaches to look at science. Her students love and appreciate her. I’m a first year teacher, and she has taken time to talk to me and is always helpful when I need assistance. She’s a fountain of resources. Ms. Edwards is active in the community and is a blessing to those she comes in contact with. She deserves this award.”

~ Tee Harris


Get To Know Shemi

Shemi Edwards teaches third and fourth grade science at Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School in North Philadelphia, under the leadership of Letisha Laws, Principal. Ms. Edwards has been teaching at GCMCS for the past four years. She holds a BS in biology and a Masters in Health Education, as well as diplomas for medical assisting, phlebotomy and electrocardiography. Before Ms. Edwards became a teacher she practiced in healthcare for over 20 years and loves sharing that knowledge with her students. Ms. Edwards is a native of Philadelphia and has two beautiful daughters, Sheridyn and Aaris.