Founding Principal Named for Mastery Prep Elementary

Raymond Fields, Jr. has been named as the founding principal of Mastery Prep Elementary Charter School. He says he’s looking forward to partnering with parents and finding unique opportunities to spark the creativity and imagination of students through enrichment activities like the arts and karate. 
An accomplished school leader, Raymond is a 2018 Neubauer Fellow in Educational Leadership and was part of the 2011 New Leaders for New Schools Leadership Program. 
Raymond started his education career in 2005 through Teach for America, teaching in Atlanta for five years. He joined Mastery five years ago as the founding principal of Gratz Prep Middle School.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University. 
Mastery Prep Elementary opens in North Philadelphia in Fall 2018 with grades K-2. It will grow to grade 6. The school provides academic excellence and joyful classrooms.