Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | ShaVon Savage
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Fellow Profiles

Sector

District

Education

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

ShaVon Savage

Deputy Chief, Office of Specialized Services
School District of Philadelphia
2019 Neubauer Fellow

“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 has served as Deputy Chief of the Office of Specialized Services since 2020. In this role, Shavon provides oversight of the District’s Special Education Programs. Prior to this role, ShaVon was the principal of Henry C. Lea Elementary School since 2016. Under her leadership, the Lea School improved the most in the School Progress Report over a four year period and was recognized for achieving the highest four year growth on the School Progress Report (SPR) across the entire district. Further, Lea School decreased the number of students that scored Below Basic on the English/Language Arts Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) from 32% in 2016 to 20% in 2018.  Similarly, Lea decreased the number of students that scored Below Basic on the math PSSA from 76% in 2016 to 63.2% in 2018. In addition, Lea School achieved an 86% Progress score in 2018-19 and improved its Climate SPR score from 50% in 2016-17 to 50% in 2018-19. Lea School also decreased the number of students that scored Below Basic on the science PSSA from 54.4% in 2016 to 35.3% in 2018. Lea School is a University of Pennsylvania Partnership School, Pennsylvania Society and Good to Great Literacy Grant award winner.

 

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, a public finance and school law attorney, and an adjunct professor. She is a board member for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. ShaVon grew up in Willow Grove, PA and attended Abington High School.

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