Wendy Sharpe

Principal, Franklin S. Edmonds School
School District of Philadelphia
2022 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
PreK - 8th
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
Germantown - Chestnut Hill
PA Principal Certification
M.S., Elementary Education, Cheyney University
B.S., Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"I became a Neubauer Fellow because I recognize the need to build my skills as a new principal. The Neubauer Fellowship will provide me access to vital information as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues from various sectors of education. I look forward to charging my administrative tool kit with ready-to-use resources. I also believe that I will be equipped with the ability to establish a high performing team of stakeholders that will in turn lead to a high performing school."

Wendy has served as the principal of Franklin S. Edmonds School since 2021. Under her leadership, Franklin S. Edmonds School increased in overall STAR Assessment data. Students scoring At/Above increased 10% in English Language Arts and increased 12% in math. Franklin S. Edmonds School has received a $500 grant from the Mount Airy Homeowners Association and was accepted to the Peer Group Connection (PGC), where middle school 7th grade students will receive year-long training to become mentors to 6th grade students.

Wendy has been an educator since 1986. Prior to becoming a principal, Wendy served as a small learning community coordinator, dean of students, PFT building representative, and assistant principal. Wendy has also served as a Title One coordinator, roster chairperson, grade chair, School Advisory Committee (SAC) Member, Century 21 Liaison, and school-based teacher leader and science fair chairperson. In 1995, Wendy was Nominated Teacher of the Year. Wendy grew up in Philadelphia, PA.