K – 2, 7 – 8
230 (Prep Elementary)
270 (Prep Middle)
B.A. Criminal Justice and African American Studies,
University of Maryland
New Leaders for New Schools
“Servant leadership through the principalship has humbled and strengthen my capacity to do my life’s work – to advocate and promote liberation through education.”
Raymond is the principal of Mastery Charter Simon Gratz – Prep Middle where he has served as the principal since 2013. In addition, he also serves as the founding principal of Mastery Prep Elementary School since 2018. Under Raymond’s leadership, Prep Middle achieved double digit gains for the past two consecutive years on the ELA section of the PSSA. The school also received the Schools To Learn From Award from Teach For America – Philadelphia for Excellence in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.
Raymond has been an educator since 2005. Prior to becoming a principal, Raymond served as a third grade teacher, assistant principal, and program director for Teach For America.