Fellow Profiles

Crystle Roye-Gill1

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Northeast Philadelphia


Ed.D. Educational Leadership,
Rowan University


Administrative Certification,
Cheyney University


M.S.Ed. Psychoeducation,
Temple University


B.S. Special Education,
Millersville University

Crystle Roye-Gill

Principal, Thomas Holme Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I became a principal because I wanted to ensure new teachers entering the profession had every opportunity to hone their craft, to become effective educators in an environment that respected learning and teaching, and thereby extend their time in the profession as highly qualified teachers.”

Crystle has served as the principal of Thomas Holme Elementary School since 2011. Under her leadership, Holme saw an increase of 3.6% on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) English Language Arts (ELA) scores and an increase of 3.4% on Math scores.  Scores for 4th grade ELA students increased 21.4% and Science scores increased 22.8%.  Additionally, the Overall School Progress Report (SPR) increased 14%.


Crystle has been an educator since 1994.  Prior to becoming a principal, Crystle served as a teacher coach, special education liaison and dean of students. Crystle was recognized in 2017 as a Lindback Distinguished Principal.  Crystle grew up in West Philadelphia, PA and attended West Philadelphia High School.

2020 Neubauer Fellows Page