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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Alysson Malgieri teaches first grade and is the Grade Level Chair at SPARK Academy (KIPP NJ) in Newark, NJ. SPARK serves 500 scholars grades K-4 in a warm, rigorous, and demanding environment that allows their students to overcome the vast challenges they face each day. As grade-level chair, she oversees the first grade team by building a collaborative team environment that allows everyone to be accountable to the school mission as well as building the instructional capacity of her team through coaching. Since joining KIPP, Alysson has led network wide professional developments on the shifts of the common core. She hopes to lead an innovative school in an urban environment that fosters the growth of both learners and teachers and promotes equity for all children while allowing them to reach their full potential.