public charter school
Impact | Salish Sea Elementary is now enrolling rising kindergarten and 1st graders for 2020-2021!
Family Services: Free transportation to and from school and access to wrap around supports.
Teachers: We have a world class faculty. All teachers hold Bachelor’s degrees and valid Washington state teaching credentials. Many of our educators hold Master’s degrees.
Model: Every child is known, loved and guided by an adult mentor and a personalized learning plan, project based learning, and arts enrichment in a safe, focused school environment that balances high expectations with joy.
Uniforms: Uniforms and a Dress Code help maintain a school culture of unity and academic excellence. Our students wear uniforms to make it easier for families, avoid the inevitable distractions and status distinctions caused by clothing and ensure that our students are focused on learning. IPS will provide every family with at least one uniform.
Earlier in her career, Lauren worked for Carroll County Public Schools where she co-authored and edited a new Science curriculum as a Curriculum Writer and utilized project-based learning as a Fourth Grade Teacher & Tutor. Lauren eventually joined KIPP DC where she began as a Founding Lead Teacher. During the next decade she moved into roles that allowed her to lead teams, coach teachers, and launch school-wide initiatives. Most recently, as Principal of Grow Academy, Lauren ran one of the highest performing Pre-K schools in Washington DC where she established annual school-wide priorities to increase student achievement and each year over 80% of students achieved or exceeded grade-level expectations in literacy and math. She was so successful that she led a number of trainings for school principals, both in DC and nationally, and her school was consistently recognized for its outstanding achievement. Lauren has a Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Outside of school, you are likely to find Lauren reading a novel, baking, traveling, and exploring the beautiful outdoors.
Director of Operations
Deandre’s expertise lies in school operations and human resources. Deandre led operations teams and processes to drive school success at both Friendship Public Charter School and Lee Montessori Public Charter School in Washington, DC. Deandre is an Alumnus of the Education Pioneer Graduate School Fellowship Program. As a fellow, Deandre worked at ReGenerations Schools in Chicago, IL. He led a variety of human resource projects and provided human capital advice to the organization to help optimize everyday processes. Before joining Impact, Deandre developed and managed alumni strategies and services for the Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship Program administered within the Scholarships and Programs Division under the UNCF K-12 Initiatives as a Relationship Manager. Deandre is currently earning a Doctor of Education (Human Resource Management) from Drexel University (Online). He holds a Master of Science in Administration from Trinity Washington University and an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he majored in Sociology.