Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | William Lawrence
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Fellow Profiles

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School Type

District

Grade Levels

K-5

Student Enrollment

360

Neighborhood

Frankford

Education

M.Ed. Educational Leadership,
Strayer University

 

Administrative Certification,
Philadelphia Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (PLUS)

 

B.A. Elementary Education,
West Chester University

William Lawrence

Principal, John Marshall Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I serve as a principal because education is the key to opening doors for opportunity, and it is the map to assist with navigating life’s challenges.”

William has served as the principal of John Marshall Elementary School since 2017. Under his leadership, John Marshal Elementary School achieved a 15% increase in the Overall School Progress Report (SPR) score, a 10% increase in the number of students attending 95% or more of scheduled time, a 20% improvement in overall attendance and a 18.9% increase of students reading on grade level.

 

William has been an educator since 2002.  Prior to becoming a principal, William served as a climate and culture committee chair, Success For All Literacy Lead, and assistant principal.  William grew up in West Philadelphia, PA and attended the Parkway Program.

2020 Neubauer Fellows Page