#FriendshipSpotlight “It is an honor to work alongside the teachers that taught me. I love that I am continuing the legacy by teaching early childhood students who are just beginning their educational journey. My son now attends Friendship Blow Pierce. It’s amazing.”
—Jendayi Johnson, PreK4 Teacher at Friendship PCS Blow Pierce Campus
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Day 3! #StandardsUniversity It’s our final day of sharing and learning with some of our nation’s top talent in education. But our work has only just begun. As we embrace a new school year, we will continue to grow as a community of learners, doers, creators and leaders!
Congrats Friendship Blow Pierce for your “Bold” Student Achievement! EmpowerK12 and Education Reform Now today announced FPCS Blow Pierce (Ward 7) as 1 of 10 top D.C. public and public charter schools to receive its “Bold Improvement Schools Award.” Blow Pierce was selected based on its academic growth and #Tier1 test scores that show its scholars are on track with students in D.C.’s most affluent neighborhoods. Kudos to our exceptional Blow Pierce students, teachers, parents and staff! You rock! Learn more >
Get a head start on college! Join a campus tour at Friendship Collegiate Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 9:30-11 a.m. Over a light breakfast, learn about our 9th grade pre-Advanced Placement courses, Early College where students can earn up to 60 college credits, and championship clubs and athletics! Each year, 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to college! Building confident, curious, college-ready scholars is what we do!
Can you talk about your journey to becoming Resident Principal at Technology Preparatory High?
When I was in college I thought I would become a doctor, so I majored in biology and planned to go to medical school. After more research, I found that I loved education and really wanted to teach.
My first teaching position was in Prince George’s County. I learned about Friendship Public Charter School and interviewed at Friendship Blow Pierce, where I taught for three years. I was the Department Chair for Science and was named the 2010 Blow Pierce Teacher of the Year. I went on to become an Instructional Coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy. After that, I became Academy Director and helped design the Health Sciences Academy as part of our National Academy Foundation grant. At Friendship Collegiate Academy students are able to learn about many different fields. There are academies for engineering, IT and health sciences. Now I am the Resident Principal at Technology Preparatory High. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Bowie State University.