ShaVon Savage

Associate Professor of Practice, Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies
Temple University College of Education and Human Development
2019 Neubauer Fellow
Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, St. Joseph’s University
J.D., M.S.Ed.Elementary Education, The University of Pennsylvania
Politics Certificate, The Fels Institute of Government
Administrative Certification, St. Joseph’s University
B.S., Business, Pennsylvania State University
"Education is the most powerful equalizer available to ensure our students have opportunities and access. I approach this work with passion and became a Neubauer Fellow to network with, and learn from, colleagues with the same passion."

ShaVon is the Founder and Managing Member of Mosaic School Support Solutions, which works to develop school leaders’ proficiency and confidence as operational managers to clear the way for a fierce focus on student learning. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services and Deputy Chief of the Office of Specialized Services for the School District of Philadelphia.

From 2016 to 2020, ShaVon was the principal of Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia. Under her leadership, the Lea School was recognized for achieving the highest four-year growth on the School Progress Report (SPR) across the District. During her tenure, the Lea School decreased the number of students that scored Below Basic on the English/Language Arts, Math and Science Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs) from 2016 to 2018. The Lea School also had notable growth in its Progress and Climate SPR scores while ShaVon was principal. Additionally, during her tenure, the Lea School expanded its relationship with the University of Pennsylvania as a Partnership School, and received multiple grants under her leadership.

ShaVon has been an educator since 2000. Prior to becoming a principal, ShaVon served as a middle and high school teacher, a district-level student support and special education administrator, and a public finance and school law attorney. She is currently adjunct professor at Temple University.