Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | KHADIJAH BRIGHT
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Fellow Profiles

School Type

District

Grade Levels

3 – 6

Student Enrollment

50

Neighborhood

Hunting Park

Education

Ed.D. Leadership,
Saint Joseph’s University

 

M.A. Urban Education,
Long Island University

 

M.A. International Education,
New York University

 

B.A. Psychology,
Lincoln University

 

Administrative Certification,
PhillyPLUS

Khadijah Bright

Principal, Crossroads Academy at Hunting Park
School District of Philadelphia
2018 Neubauer Fellow

“I became a Neubauer Fellow because I wanted to be exposed to professional development that would support my vision of expanding the scope of Crossroads, as well as support me in rebranding and redefining what alternative education can look like on the elementary school level.”

Khadijah has served as the principal of Crossroads Academy at Hunting Park since 2016. The school offers small classroom size to support students struggling academically and behaviorally in larger neighborhood schools. Under her leadership, Khadijah increased students’ exposure to standards-aligned curriculum and instruction in order to diminish the academic barriers students face when they integrate back into larger schools. Crossroads Academy sets academic and behavioral growth goals for each student every year. Each year, 65% of students increase their instructional reading levels 1 – 2 years above their baseline, and 92% of students no longer demonstrate disruptive behaviors that initially caused their enrollment. Crossroads Academy has major partnerships with P.A.T.H. – Behavioral Support Services, Take the Lead Dance project, and Devereux through a P.B.I.S. grant.

 

Khadijah has been an educator since 2004. Prior to becoming principal, she served as an elementary and middle school teacher and assistant principal. Khadijah grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

2018 Neubauer Fellows Page