Impact | Black River Elementary

I | BRE will be the fourth school in the Impact network, situated in the heart of Renton, open to all!

  • Grades served: Kindergarten - 2nd Grades (will eventually serve K-5)
  • First Day of School 2023: August 24 (1st-2nd), August 28th (K)
  • Phone number: 206-712-7640 x4
  • Email: ibreops@impactps.org
  • Address: 16906 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA

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Egypt Burton Charles

Egypt Burton-Charles

Principal
Ms. Charles began teaching in 2001, when a teacher shortage prompted the urban center of Newark, NJ, to recruit persons of color with undergraduate degrees in math and science. Though a New Jersey native, Ms. Charles has spent most of the past decade as a Georgia resident before relocating to WA with her family last summer. She has extensive elementary and middle school classroom experience; with a focus on Middle Science, Middle School Social Studies, and Gifted Education since 2016. She holds a B.S. in Food Science from Rutgers University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership, Management & Policy from Seton Hall University. Ms. Charles joins us from Tacoma Public Schools, where she has served as an Instructional Coach, supporting the instructional growth of teachers in grades K-3.
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Kandice Horton

Assistant Principal
Kandice Horton has served as a teacher, curriculum writer, and literacy coach over the course of her career. She most recently spent the past year with Renton Public Schools. We’re so excited to welcome Kandice to the I|BRE team! [Full bio coming soon!]
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Joshua Vazquez

Director of School Operations
Joshua Vazquez is a Puerto Rico native who made Washington his home in 2017. While Mr. Vazquez’s school operations career began in 2020, he has worked in this field for several years. He began with corporate operations in 2014, where he quickly realized the education career path was his true calling. Wanting to expand his horizons, he joined a K-8 private school in 2020 in the Seattle area, serving as Operations Manager. Throughout his year there, he worked closely with the Department of Child Youth and Family Services to develop and maintain school licensure. He joined the Impact team in 2021 as Impact | Puget Sound Elementary’s School Manager. He has built and developed strong family relationships, maintained school facilities, and managed confidential student information.

I|BRE in the News!

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