M.S. School Leadership,
B.S. Elementary Education,
Morgan State University
“I do this work because I want to see the youth of Philadelphia win! This work is hard but incredibly rewarding. I am eager to build new life lines and partnerships with other School Leaders that are equally as devoted to the success of our youth!”
Cheshonna has served as the School Leader of KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter Middle School since 2015. Under her leadership, KIPP West demonstrated impressive academic growth over a three-year period in both math and reading, as measured by the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS).
Cheshonna has been an educator since 2002. Prior to becoming a school leader, Cheshonna served as an elementary school teacher for many years with Baltimore City Public School as well as with Delaware School District before joining KIPP Philadelphia Schools. In 2009, she joined the founding team of KIPP West Philadelphia Prep as the founding math teacher. Cheshonna grew up in Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls.