Fellow Profiles




Superintendent Letter of Eligibility,
St. Joseph’s University


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

Founder & Managing Member
Mosaic School Support Solutions
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 is the Founder and Managing Member of Mosaic School Support Solutions, which works to teach charter school CEOs, school principals, and heads of schools how to create effective operational policies and systems in order to maintain focus on supporting student achievement. Prior to this she served as Deputy Chief of the Office of Specialized Services for the School District of Philadelphia from 2020-2021. In that role, ShaVon provided oversight of the District’s Special Education Programs. Previously, ShaVon was the principal of Henry C. Lea Elementary School from 2016-2020. 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 2018-2019 and improved its Climate SPR score from 50% in 2016-2017 to 50% in 2018-2019. 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.

2019 Neubauer Fellows Page