Dear ACRMA4 community:
My name is Eva Wilson, and it is truly an honor to introduce myself as Principal in Residence of Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 4. I began my teaching career in 2007, after graduating from Occidental College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education. I taught middle school Math and Science in South Los Angeles communities, including ACRMA4 when we first opened our doors in 2009. As an educator, it has always been my priority to actively disrupt inequity in South Los Angeles by providing the highest caliber education, empowering scholars to be agents of change, and transforming future life prospects for our students and larger community. This mission is what brought me to school leadership and to a Master’s degree in School Administration from Pepperdine University. I served as Director of Instruction at ACRMA4 for two years, Assistant Principal for eight years, and I am ecstatic to take this next step into principalship at our school for the 2020-21 academic year.
As we launch an academic year in the midst of a global pandemic and the largest civil rights movement of our time, ACRMA4 has identified the following focus areas:
- Prioritize the health and safety of ACRMA4 students, families, and staff; employ and regularly update COVID-19 preventative guidelines, as recommended by CDC and public health experts.
- Deliver a rigorous, standards-aligned instructional program that prepares our students for high school and college. Regardless of whether instruction is virtual or hybrid (a combination of in-person and virtual instruction) next year, we will teach and practice the most important concepts in each subject area, provide small-group and 1:1 supports and accommodations, and use assessment data to respond to student’s needs and refine our academic program.
- Develop as an antiracist school that actively overturns cycles of inequity, poverty, oppression and limited opportunity for African American, Latinx, and minority students.
The ACRMA4 team is excited to continue to serve our community after 11 years, and though this will unquestionably be a challenging year, we are committed to you, to educational opportunity, and to the antiracist actions that our world needs to become a better place! As we navigate next year’s challenges side by side, we want to hear your ideas, feedback, and questions; we will create many opportunities to engage in community discourse. Moreover, we want to know what we can do to better support your student(s) and family specifically, academically and social-emotionally. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
via phone at (323) 388-3813, or to access our website at crma4.org for the latest updates.
Yours truly in partnership,