Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Christopher Ziemba
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Fellow Profiles

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School Type

Charter

Grade Levels

7-12

Student Enrollment

580

Neighborhood

Frankford

Education

M.A. Teaching and Curriculum,
Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Administrative Certification,
University of Pennsylvania

 

B.A. Psychology,
University of Vermont

Christopher Ziemba

Principal, Mastery Charter School – Lenfest Campus
Mastery Charter Schools
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I am excited to participate in the Neubauer Fellowship because my continued growth as an instructional leader is imperative to the growth of my school.  Under my tenure, the school has supported significant academic gains, but we have lots of room for growth.  I believe that this Fellowship will provide me with the opportunity to learn from other folks doing this work to ensure I am improving supports for academic rigor and an inclusive, authentic community for all stakeholders at Lenfest.”

Christopher has served as the principal of Mastery Charter School at Lenfest Campus since 2016. Under his leadership Mastery Lenfest achieved a 7.2% increase in Math, a 12.9% increase in English Language Arts (ELA) and a 9.3% increase in Science on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA).  Additionally, Mastery Lenfest achieved a 13.7% increase on the 11th grade Keystone Algebra assessment.

 

Christopher has been an educator since 2003.  Prior to becoming a principal, Christopher served as a teacher, a special education teacher, a special education case manager and an assistant principal. Christopher has also served as a mentor school leader at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Christopher grew up in Tipp City, OH.

2020 Neubauer Fellows Page