Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Pauline Cheung
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Fellow Profiles

School Type

District

Grade Levels

K-6

Student Enrollment

475

Neighborhood

Lower Moyamensing (South Philadelphia)

Education

M.Ed. Educational Leadership,
Cabrini University

 

M.Ed. Multicultural Education,
Administrative Certification,
Eastern University

 

B.S. Education,
Temple University

Pauline Cheung

Principal, Francis Scott Key School
School District of Philadelphia
2019 Neubauer Fellow

“My commitment to serve as a principal starts with the opportunity that Philadelphia education gave me and my family – I was the first to attend college.  Every child has a strength to build on, our Multilingual families and students bring valuable assets that enrich the school community, and when I look at our students, I see a direct reflection of me in them.  Our students arrive in our schools with immense potential, unique learning experiences, and it is my privilege to serve as their principal.”

Pauline has served as the principal of Francis Scott Key School since 2016. Under her leadership, Key achieved a 21.4% decrease in students scoring Below Basic and a 22.4% increase in students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the 6th grade English/Language Arts Pennsylvania System of State Assessment (PSSA) in 2018. Similarly, Key experienced a 15.3% increase in Kindergarten through 2nd grade students reading on grade level. For this and more achievements, including significant increases in attendance, Key received a Certificate of Excellence for Highest School Progress Report Score and Growth in Learning Network 12 for the 2017-2018 school year. Under Pauline’s leadership, Key implemented a breakfast program in the 2017-2018 school year that resulted in increased attendance and breakfast participation. Key also received Lang Lang Key of Inspiration Grant that resulted in a Piano Lab for Key students.

 

Pauline has been an educator since 2002.  Prior to becoming a principal, Pauline served as Multilingual Manager for the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs (School District of Philadelphia), ESOL teacher for grades K-6, itinerant ESOL teacher for grades K-12, 6th grade teacher, English language learner school growth specialist, and English teacher for primary grades (K-6) in Hong Kong, China. Pauline grew up in Philadelphia and attended George Washington High School

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