MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ScholarMade Achievement Place at the Historic Mitchell Building in Central Little Rock opened its doors to nearly 300 students in August 2018. It has been a priceless journey and a movement of restoration. It was exciting to see the building come back to life and to experience the joy that children bring! Built in 1908, the year that Thurgood Marshall was born, it is symbolic of battles fought for choice.
The majestic building overlooks a beautiful community. It is a testament that all children, regardless of their economic status, instructional needs, or previous academic challenges, they can find a place at ScholarMade – a place where teachers and parents work together to move children to Be More and Achieve More.
This Place Matters. This opportunity matters. This school matters. This community matters. We have ignited a fresh vision in school choice and are closing opportunity gaps for our children. Our name, ScholarMade, is a constant call to remember that all children are valuable, and all children can be brilliant. Our educational mission is to cultivate Scholars who will be equipped to solve academic and societal problems.
We want to partner with those who have a heart for children, the moral courage to disrupt mediocrity, and the desire to influence others to rethink the possibilities of what a child can become.
Mr. Burl has been an educator for over a decade as elementary art teacher, P.E. teacher, Director of School Culture, Academic Dean, and Founding Principal. He is a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and holds a master’s degree in Education Administration from UALR.
Mrs. Toliver has been an educator for over a decade as middle school math teacher and math instructional facilitator. She is a skilled educator and has been served in a school using the Ruby Payne Framework for Poverty and as a teacher and coach has accelerated the academic achievement of students. She has spent all her educational career in low socio-economic school communities and holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a master’s degree in Education Administration from UALR.